We found 6 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. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kalman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA.
Dr. Craig Smucker's specialties are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Smucker honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Brian De Muth specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. De Muth graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. De Muth trained at Montefiore Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His professional affiliations include Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System.
Dr. Christopher Casscells practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Newark, DE and Wilmington, DE. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Casscells completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Casscells average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Casscells takes Medicare insurance.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Replacement Arthroplasty
Dr. Bijoy Ghosh's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Ghosh is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Union Hospital Health System and Chester River Hospital Center.
Dr. Andrew Cumiskey works as an orthopedist in Chestertown, MD and Elkton, MD. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cumiskey graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Union Hospital Health System and Chester River Hospital Center.
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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.