We found 10 orthopedic surgeons near Conroe, TX.
Dr. Kenneth Palmer is an orthopedist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Palmer attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palmer has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.
Dr. John Fackler practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in The Woodlands, TX, Conroe, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fackler include knee problems, arthritis, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Fackler attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center for residency. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fackler has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fractures, Knee, Shoulders, Sports Medicine
Dr. John Sparks specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sparks is professionally affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health.
Dr. Haissam Elzaim works as an orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Elzaim takes Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.
Dr. Howard Crockett is an orthopedic surgeon in Conroe, TX. Dr. Crockett has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. Mark Hubert is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hubert studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. James Westmoreland specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Conroe, TX. Dr. Westmoreland is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.
Dr. Bradley Pontani is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine, emergency medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Pontani attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Kenneth Caldwell is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Caldwell attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
Dr. Robert Williams practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, emergency medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Conroe, TX and Huntsville, TX. Dr. Williams graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
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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.