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We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay OAHMO near Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. Ann Elizabeth Van Heest, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Floor 4 909 Fulton Street Se
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Ann Van Heest specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Paul, MN. These areas are among her clinical interests: congenital hand disorders, brachial plexus injury, and fractures (broken bones). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, and the University of Minnesota Physicians (UMPhysicians). Dr. Van Heest graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Van Heest completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Van Heest include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Congenital Hand Disorders, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Brachial Plexus Injury, Cerebral ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 E River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Cary Mielke's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mielke graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 E River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Kenneth Guidera's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Guidera is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Guidera accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 E River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Richard Aadalen is a pediatric orthopedist in Minneapolis, MN. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Aadalen is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.