We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Alvin, TX.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Panchbhavi is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Panchbhavi is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).
Dr. Brian Smith specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. Dr. Smith has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).
Dr. Keith Schauder practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Alvin, TX and Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schauder at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.
Conditions / Treatments
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.