We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Elkton, MD.
Dr. Craig Smucker's specialties are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Smucker attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Victor Kalman's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kalman attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Brian De Muth practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. De Muth attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System.
Dr. Christopher Casscells specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Newark, DE and Wilmington, DE. Clinical interests for Dr. Casscells include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and sports health. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Casscells's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Casscells is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Casscells accepts Medicare insurance.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Replacement Arthroplasty
Dr. Bijoy Ghosh is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Elkton, MD and Chestertown, MD. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ghosh accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Ghosh is affiliated with Union Hospital Health System and Chester River Hospital Center.
Dr. Andrew Cumiskey is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Union Hospital Health System and Chester River Hospital Center. Dr. Cumiskey graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cumiskey honors.
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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.