We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Hermitage, TN.
Dr. Roger Passmore's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Hermitage, TN, Nashville, TN, and Mount Juliet, TN. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Passmore's areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, casting (cast application), and hammer toe. His professional affiliations include TriStar Summit Medical Center, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and Saint Thomas Health. He accepts WellPoint, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Passmore is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency.
Clinical interests: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ankle Sprains or Strains, Foot and Ankle Diseases, Foot and Ankle ... (Read more)
Dr. Walter Dube's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dube at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dube honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Dube attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with TriStar Summit Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center.
Dr. Lucas Richie is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Lebanon, TN and Hermitage, TN. He is affiliated with TriStar Summit Medical Center. Dr. Richie graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for his residency. United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richie accepts.
Dr. Jonathan Cornelius' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hermitage, TN and Lebanon, TN. Dr. Cornelius is professionally affiliated with TriStar Summit Medical Center. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Charles Cox is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Cox performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health and musculoskeletal problems. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include TriStar Summit Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Orthopaedics, Adult Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Conditions / Treatments
Medicare Patient Age
Medicare Patient Conditions
Medicare Patient Ethnicity
Years Since Graduation
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.