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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Digiovanni at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Digiovanni is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. He speaks Italian.
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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement and knee replacement. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirsch accepts. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hirsch trained 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, Rhode Island Hospital, and Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC). He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty
Dr. Richard Terek's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Providence, RI and East Greenwich, RI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Terek include hip replacement and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Terek is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coventry, First Health, Cigna, and more. His distinctions include: American Cancer Society; Clinical Oncology Fellowship; and AOA Austrian/Swiss/German Traveling Fellow. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Cancer
Dr. Matthew Plante specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Plante focuses on arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Plante's training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital.
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.