We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Care Value Management near Providence, RI.

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Dr. Christopher W Digiovanni, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Digiovanni attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Digiovanni include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), foot surgery, and ankle arthritis. Dr. Digiovanni has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Digiovanni honors. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Digiovanni is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Neuromuscular Disorders, Ankle Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Mark Terek, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Dudley Street
Providence, RI

Dr. Richard Terek is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement and knee replacement. Dr. Terek has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, First Health, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Terek honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Terek attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellowship AOA Austrian/Swiss/German Traveling Fellow. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Cancer

Dr. Matthew Joseph Plante, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI

Dr. Matthew Plante is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Plante has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and sports injuries. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Plante has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries

Dr. Howard S Hirsch, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
588 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI

Dr. Howard Hirsch's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirsch include hip replacement and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Hirsch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Hirsch is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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.

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