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We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Babar Shafiq, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
601 N Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Babar Shafiq's specialty is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Shafiq's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures, musculoskeletal problems, and trauma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shafiq takes. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Shafiq (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Trauma

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Christina Boulton is a specialist in spine surgery, trauma surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Boulton is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System, Banner Health, and Maryland General Hospital.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard; Smyth Office Suite G1
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Charles Stewart is an orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stewart honors.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 St Paul Place; 2nd Floor Mccauley
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Amiethab Aiyer works as an orthopedic surgeon. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Aiyer trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.