We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Care Value Management near Providence, RI.
Dr. Christopher Digiovanni's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Digiovanni's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Digiovanni include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Digiovanni is conversant in Italian. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)
Dr. Howard Hirsch's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirsch include hip replacement and knee replacement. Dr. Hirsch has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Hirsch (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Hirsch is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC). He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty
Dr. Richard Terek is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Providence, RI and East Greenwich, RI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement and knee replacement. Dr. Terek's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Dr. Terek's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, First Health, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Terek accepts. Dr. Terek has received distinctions including American Cancer Society; Clinical Oncology Fellowship; and AOA Austrian/Swiss/German Traveling Fellow. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Cancer
Dr. Matthew Plante's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Plante's areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Plante's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. 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.