We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept First Health near Tipp City, OH.
Dr. Jeffrey Hoskins is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Hoskins's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Gurpal Ahluwalia is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ahluwalia attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahluwalia honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Richard Forster sees patients in Dayton, OH and Tipp City, OH. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forster takes. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Montreal General Hospital, Dr. Forster attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Eugene Kim practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He has an open panel.
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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.