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We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicaid near Pittsburgh, PA.

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Doctor Jory Donald Richman MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1350 Locust Street; Mercy Orthopedic Associates Suite 220
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 232-5800; (412) 687-3900

Dr. Jory Richman is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Richman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy. Dr. Richman is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richman accepts.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
46 Windom Hill Place
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Charley Gates is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Gates attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1307 Federal Street; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Peter Tang's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tang graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang accepts.

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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.