We found 11 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold POS near Brackenridge, PA.

Dr. Fred Paul Heidenreich Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1624 Pacific Avenue; Suite A
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Fred Heidenreich is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Natrona Heights, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Heidenreich's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include knee surgery, hip surgery, and fractures (broken bones). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Heidenreich is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Fractures, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1030 Broadview Boulevard
Brackenridge, PA
 

Dr. Michael Rytel specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rytel is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in knee surgery. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC St. Margaret. Dr. Rytel honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Knee Surgery

Dr. Michael William Bowman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Pacific Avenue; Suite 3
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Michael Bowman specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Cranberry Township, PA and Natrona Heights, PA. Dr. Bowman is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bowman completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Alex James Kline, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1624 Pacific Avenue; Suite A
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Alex Kline's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kline's areas of expertise consist of foot problems and ankle problems. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1030 Broadview Boulevard
Brackenridge, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Watson works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Brackenridge, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Watson's areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems, knee surgery, and ankle problems. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Knee Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1624 Pacific Avenue; Suite A
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Franklin Chou is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chou accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Chou is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Surgery

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1030 Broadview Boulevard; Suite 3
Brackenridge, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Drabicki's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Drabicki's residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder surgery and knee surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Drabicki is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1030 Broadview Boulevard; Suite 3
Brackenridge, PA
 

Dr. Michael Casey practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC St. Margaret. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Casey trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Casey takes.

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Dr. Patrick Neil Smith, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1624 Pacific Avenue; Suite A
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Smith's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smith accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Neck Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1030 Broadview Boulevard
Brackenridge, PA
 

Dr. Michael Miller is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee surgery and hip surgery. Dr. Miller is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Miller is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1030 Broadview Boulevard
Brackenridge, PA
 

Dr. M. Leslie is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Leslie focuses on knee surgery and hip surgery. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC St. Margaret. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leslie attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Clinical interests: Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.