We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Babar Shafiq, who practices in Baltimore, MD, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Shafiq (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Shafiq is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Christina Boulton's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System, Banner Health, and Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Boulton graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.
Dr. Amiethab Aiyer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Aiyer is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Charles Stewart practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stewart attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.
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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.