We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept First Health near Tipp City, OH.
Dr. Jeffrey Hoskins is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Hoskins's professional affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hoskins trained at the University of Missouri Health System.
Dr. Gurpal Ahluwalia specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Centerville, OH, Springboro, OH, and Vandalia, OH. Dr. Ahluwalia's professional affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University.
Dr. Richard Forster's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Dayton, OH and Tipp City, OH. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Forster's education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Montreal General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Eugene Kim is a specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Dayton, OH and Tipp City, OH. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kim at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
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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.