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

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Dr. Jory Donald Richman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1350 Locust Street; Mercy Orthopedic Associates Suite 220
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jory Richman's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Richman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Richman is affiliated with UPMC Mercy. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Richman's residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Charley Gates sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gates takes. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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

Dr. Peter Tang is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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.