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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
50 Moisey Drive; Suite 202
Hazle Township, PA
 

Dr. Peter Kozicky is an orthopedic surgeon. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Boston Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kozicky (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Dr. Kozicky has an open panel.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1097b N Church Street
Hazle Township, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Terpstra sees patients in Bethlehem, PA, Hazle Township, PA, and East Stroudsburg, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Terpstra is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at PinnacleHealth.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
50 Moisey Drive; Suite 210
Hazleton, PA
 

Dr. Earl Phillips' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with CarolinaEast Medical Center. Dr. Phillips is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1097b N Church Street
Hazle Township, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Meade is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Allentown, PA, Lehighton, PA, and Hazle Township, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Dr. Meade honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Meade's practice is open to new patients. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Dr. Keith Eugene Girton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
50 Moisey Drive; Suite 210
Hazleton, PA
 

Dr. Keith Girton practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Hazleton, PA. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1097 Ste B N Church Street
Hazleton, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Falvello is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Falvello graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
1201a N Church Street; Suite 103
Hazle Township, PA
 

Dr. Scott Boyle specializes in orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and spine surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyle honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1710 East Broad Street
Hazleton, PA
 

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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.