We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Care Value Management near Providence, RI.
Dr. Christopher Digiovanni is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Digiovanni's areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and hammer toe. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Digiovanni attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is conversant in Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Foot reconstructive surgery & deformity correction, Diabetes & charcot arthropathy, Minimally ... (Read more)
Dr. Howard Hirsch works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Pawtucket, RI, Bristol, RI, and Lincoln, RI. Dr. Hirsch obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hip replacement and knee replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Hirsch average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirsch takes. Dr. Hirsch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Hirsch's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC). Dr. Hirsch welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Adult Reconstruction, Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Knee Replacement
Dr. Richard Terek is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Providence, RI and East Greenwich, RI. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement and knee replacement. Dr. Terek's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Cigna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Terek's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Cancer Society; Clinical Oncology Fellowship; and AOA Austrian/Swiss/German Traveling Fellow.
Clinical interests: Adult Reconstruction, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Musculoskeletal Oncology
Dr. Matthew Plante is an orthopedic trauma and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries. Dr. Plante's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Plante attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries, Sports Medicine
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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.