We found 8 orthopedic surgeons near Hazleton, PA.
Dr. Peter Kozicky specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Dr. Kozicky is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kozicky (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Ukrainian.
Dr. Earl Phillips is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Phillips is affiliated with CarolinaEast Medical Center.
Dr. Thomas Meade works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patients rated Dr. Meade highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Daniel Terpstra is an orthopedist. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at PinnacleHealth. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Terpstra takes. Dr. Terpstra is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).
Dr. Anthony Falvello's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Falvello takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Scott Boyle sees patients in Hazle Township, PA. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and spine surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Boyle is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyle takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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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.