We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicaid near Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Jory Richman is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. He works in Pittsburgh, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Richman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hip replacement and knee surgery. Dr. Richman is affiliated with UPMC Mercy. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Richman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.
Clinical interests: Knee Surgery, Hip Replacement, Hip Surgery
Dr. Charley Gates' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Dr. Gates's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
Dr. Peter Tang is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
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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.