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We found 8 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Independence, MO.

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Dr. Jeffrey Aaron Krempec, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 410
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Krempec's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Carondelet Health, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Krempec accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Carolinas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement, total knee replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Dysplasia, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 131
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,255 - $9,901
  • Medicare Cost: $1,201 - $2,004
Dr. John Wesley Collins Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Collins is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Collins's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total hip replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent H Key, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex; One Arrowhead Drive, Sports Medicine and Performance Center
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Vincent Key practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Key's training includes residency programs at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Key is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Key is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Bone Pain, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,367
  • Medicare Cost: $1,447
Dr. Gregory Paul Ballard, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ballard practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Ballard attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,366 - $4,666
  • Medicare Cost: $1,462 - $1,559
Dr. Sol H Dubin, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Sol Dubin's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dubin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Carondelet Health. Dr. Dubin honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dubin obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Herniated Disc, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Frederic Greiner II, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 230
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Robert Greiner is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Greiner is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: ACL Injury, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Total Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,366 - $4,666
  • Medicare Cost: $1,462 - $1,561
Dr. Bridget A Bransteitter, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Bridget Bransteitter practices adult infectious disease. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Tulsa Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Bransteitter has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bransteitter accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Endocarditis, Wounds, Parasitic Infection, Common Cold, Pneumonia, Influenza, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1520 E 23rd Street; Suite D
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Hummel is an orthopedist. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hummel accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,009
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.