We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Care Value Management near Providence, RI.
Dr. Christopher Digiovanni is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Digiovanni's training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. His areas of expertise include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Digiovanni speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)
Dr. Howard Hirsch specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hirsch's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of hip replacement and knee replacement. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. In addition to English, Dr. Hirsch (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC). Dr. Hirsch is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty
Dr. Richard Terek is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Providence, RI and East Greenwich, RI. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement and knee replacement. Dr. Terek is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Cigna. Dr. Terek's distinctions include: American Cancer Society; Clinical Oncology Fellowship; and AOA Austrian/Swiss/German Traveling Fellow. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Terek's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Cancer
Dr. Matthew Plante's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Plante is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries
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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.