We found 9 orthopedic surgeons near Hazleton, PA.
Dr. Peter Kozicky is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozicky honors. His training includes residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Kozicky (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Daniel Terpstra is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Bethlehem, PA, Hazle Township, PA, and East Stroudsburg, PA. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Terpstra attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Terpstra completed a residency program at PinnacleHealth. Dr. Terpstra is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).
Dr. Earl Phillips is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Phillips trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center for residency. 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 in Allentown, PA, Lehighton, PA, and Hazle Township, PA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Meade attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). He welcomes new patients.
Dr. Joseph Horton's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Horton is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.
Dr. Anthony Falvello is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Falvello accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Scott Boyle specializes in orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and spine surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyle accepts. He studied medicine 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.