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

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

Dr. Babar Shafiq works as an orthopedic traumatologist in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Shafiq obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He has a special interest in surgical procedures, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Shafiq (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include Howard County General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma

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

Dr. Christina Boulton is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. She is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System, Banner Health, and Maryland General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Boulton graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Aiyer attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for his residency.

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

Dr. Charles Stewart's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stewart attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.

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