We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Elkton, MD.
Dr. Victor Kalman, who practices in Wilmington, DE and Newark, DE, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kalman attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Craig Smucker is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Smucker is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency.
Dr. Christopher Casscells is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Casscells is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and sports health. Dr. Casscells accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Clinical interests: Joint replacement, sports medicine
Dr. Brian De Muth is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. De Muth's training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is affiliated with Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System.
Dr. Craig Morgan's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Morgan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Morgan takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Bijoy Ghosh's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Union Hospital Health System and Chester River Hospital Center. He attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Ghosh's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.
Dr. Andrew Cumiskey is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Chestertown, MD and Elkton, MD. Patient ratings for Dr. Cumiskey average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Union Hospital Health System and Chester River Hospital Center. Dr. Cumiskey accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Cumiskey attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.
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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.