We found 14 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Kalispell, MT.
Dr. Rodney Brandt's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Brandt studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brandt trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Brandt honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. Parley Thorderson's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Kalispell, MT. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School.
Dr. Steven Rizzolo is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Rizzolo attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.
Dr. Lawrence Iwersen's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Iwersen honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Hip Problems, Arthritis, Shoulder Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty
Dr. Kim Stimpson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Kalispell, MT. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stimpson is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine.
Dr. Joseph Bergman is an orthopedist. Dr. Bergman takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Bergman studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Albert Olszewski's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Olszewski has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr. James Blasingame specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Kalispell, MT. Patient ratings for Dr. Blasingame average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Stanley Makman is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Makman's medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patient ratings for Dr. Makman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Makman takes Medicare insurance.
Dr. Roberto Calderon practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Calderon studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for his residency. He honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. Ned Wilson is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Kalispell, MT. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. Mark Magill's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Magill studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Donald Ericksen is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ericksen is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
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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.