We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept First Health near Tipp City, OH.
Dr. Jeffrey Hoskins is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hoskins is affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. 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. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hoskins welcomes new patients.
Dr. Gurpal Ahluwalia works as an orthopedist. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for residency. 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. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Richard Forster is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Forster attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Montreal General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Eugene Kim works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Dayton, OH and Tipp City, OH. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.
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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.