We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Elkton, MD.
Dr. Craig Smucker specializes in orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Smucker graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.
Dr. Victor Kalman works as an orthopedist. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Kalman highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA.
Dr. Brian De Muth is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Havre De Grace, MD and Elkton, MD. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Dr. De Muth accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System. Dr. De Muth has an open panel.
Dr. Christopher Casscells is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Newark, DE and Wilmington, DE. Dr. Casscells studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and sports health. Dr. Casscells's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Replacement Arthroplasty
Dr. Bijoy Ghosh works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghosh accepts. He attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Ghosh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Union Hospital Health System and Chester River Hospital Center.
Dr. Andrew Cumiskey is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cumiskey takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at National Naval Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Union Hospital Health System and Chester River Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients.
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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.