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

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

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni's medical specialty is foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Digiovanni at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Digiovanni include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Digiovanni accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He speaks Italian.

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Clinical interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Hirsch is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Hirsch (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirsch include hip replacement and knee replacement. Dr. Hirsch's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC). He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hirsch at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Richard Terek specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Terek trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is especially interested in hip replacement and knee replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Terek average 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Cigna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Terek include: American Cancer Society; Clinical Oncology Fellowship; and AOA Austrian/Swiss/German Traveling Fellow. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. He is open to 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 specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He works in Providence, RI. His clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Plante attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Plante is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries

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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.