We found 6 pediatric orthopedic surgeons who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Erie, PA.

Dr. Patrick Peter Bosch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1645 West 8th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Bosch specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bosch speaks German. He has a special interest in lower extremity problems. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Bosch's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient ratings for Dr. Bosch average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bosch accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Clinical interests: Lower Extremity Problems

Dr. John David Lubahn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Oncology
300 State Street; Suite 205
Erie, PA
 

Dr. John Lubahn is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and oncology (cancer care) specialist. He is conversant in German. Dr. Lubahn's clinical interests include wrist arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Lubahn attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Lubahn honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1645 West 8th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Karl Frankovitch practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Erie, PA. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Dr. Ozgur Dede, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1645 West 8th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Ozgur Dede's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dede is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Dede accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Hacettepe University, Dr. Dede attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dede is conversant in Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Neck Surgery

Dr. Stephen A Mendelson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
1645 West 8th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Mendelson specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Monroeville, PA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mendelson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Mendelson is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1645 West 8th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Joao Tavares works as a pediatric orthopedist in Erie, PA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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What is Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery?

Pediatric orthopedic surgery is the surgical specialty that focuses on muscle, joint, and bone issues in children, from infants to teenagers. Because patients this age are still growing, bone and joint problems can be much more significant than they would be in an adult. Growing children also change quickly, and a pediatric orthopedic surgeon is able to tell the difference between a symptom that a child will grow out of, and something serious that should be corrected.

Some of the issues that a pediatric orthopedic surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious fractures
  • Limb and spine disorders, such as clubfoot or scoliosis
  • Uneven leg lengths
  • Infections and cancers of the bones or joints
  • Certain conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system in children, such as cerebral palsy

Besides a physical examination, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon often looks at X-rays and sometimes CT scans to determine a patient’s problem. Blood tests may also be ordered to check for any metabolic or nutritional deficiencies. Treatment depends on the disorder, but it may include surgery, manipulation, bracing, casting, or physical therapy.

When illness, injury, or disorders threaten children’s mobility, pediatric orthopedic surgeons work to give them a healthy and active future.