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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's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bosch attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lower extremity problems. Patients gave Dr. Bosch an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bosch is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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 specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and oncology (cancer care). He works in Erie, PA. Dr. Lubahn speaks German. In his practice, Dr. Lubahn focuses on wrist arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Lubahn completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Frankovitch accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Ozgur Dede's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dede speaks Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Hacettepe University, Dr. Dede attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Monroeville, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Mendelson attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tavares honors.

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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.