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We found 9 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Humana near Independence, MO.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Krempec's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Krempec attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krempec's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Carondelet Health, and Research 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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Carondelet Health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Collins's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Key is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Key include bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Key speaks Spanish. He 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Patients rated Dr. Ballard highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Independence, MO. Dr. Dubin graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dubin is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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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 works as an orthopedist in Independence, MO. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greiner graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Independence, MO. Dr. Bransteitter obtained her medical school training at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 Independence, MO physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hummel accepts. Dr. Hummel graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,009
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
Brady L Johnson
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19550 E. 39th Street; #410
Independence, MO
 

Mr. Brady Johnson is an orthopedist in Kansas City, MO and Independence, MO. Mr. Johnson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and Carondelet Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 96
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,753 - $9,941
  • Medicare Cost: $200 - $272

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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.