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We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Alvin, TX.

Dr. Vinod Kumar Panchbhavi, MS, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2020 East Highway 6
Alvin, TX
 

Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Panchbhavi attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Brian Anthony Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2020 East Highway 6
Alvin, TX
 

Dr. Brian Smith is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. Dr. Smith has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Keith Stewart Schauder, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Medic Lane
Alvin, TX
 

Dr. Keith Schauder is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Schauder is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Schauder is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.