We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay OAHMO near Minneapolis, MN.
Dr. Ann Van Heest works as a pediatric orthopedist and hand surgeon. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Van Heest attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Van Heest's clinical interests include congenital hand disorders, brachial plexus injury, and fractures (broken bones). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. Dr. Van Heest's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, and the University of Minnesota Physicians (UMPhysicians).
Clinical interests: Congenital Hand Disorders, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Brachial Plexus Injury, Cerebral ... (Read more)
Dr. Cary Mielke's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Kenneth Guidera is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Minneapolis, MN. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Guidera attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Richard Aadalen is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Minneapolis, MN. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aadalen is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.
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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.