We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicaid near Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Jory Richman practices orthopedic trauma in Pittsburgh, PA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Richman is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Richman attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Richman (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy.
Dr. Charley Gates works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Gates honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
Dr. Peter Tang's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tang attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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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.