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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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Shafiq's areas of expertise include surgical procedures, musculoskeletal problems, and trauma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Howard University Hospital. In addition to English, 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Boulton attended Harvard Medical School. 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Amiethab Aiyer's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Aiyer attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.