We found 12 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare PPO near Columbia, MO.

Dr. David Eugene Hockman, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. David Hockman is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Hockman accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Hockman is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. James Francis Eckenrode, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. James Eckenrode's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Eckenrode obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Eckenrode is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Hand Problems

Dr. Thomas R Highland, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Highland is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Columbia, MO. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Highland has a special interest in disabilities and spine problems. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Highland's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Disabilities, Spine Problems, Thoracic Spine Problems

Dr. Mark Alan Adams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Mark Adams is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Adams's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Patients gave Dr. Adams an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Peter K Buchert, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Peter Buchert works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Buchert is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Buchert has an open panel. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick A Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Smith works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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Dr. John David Miles, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. John Miles' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Columbia, MO. Dr. Miles graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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Dr. Benjamin T Holt, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Holt is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Holt honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Holt is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program.

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Dr. Dennis L Abernathie, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Dennis Abernathie works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Columbia, MO. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abernathie studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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Dr. Randal R Trecha, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Randal Trecha specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Columbia, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Trecha is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Dr. Jeffrey W Parker, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Parker is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Columbia, MO. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Parker is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Dr. Brian M Wegman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
One Hospital Drive; Dc018.00, Ma202f
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Brian Wegman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Wegman graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital.

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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.