We found 3 hand surgeons who accept Medicaid near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Dean Ward Smith, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1717 Main Street; Suite 5200
Dallas, TX

Dr. Dean Smith is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Smith has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Hand Surgery Procedures, Birth Defects

Dr. Kimberly Kay Mezera, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX

Dr. Kimberly Mezera's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery; she sees patients in Dallas, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hand problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Mezera attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Clinical interests: Hand Problems

Dr. Shushan Binu Jacob, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery
1801 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX

Dr. Shushan Jacob is a specialist in hand surgery. She obtained her medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob honors. Dr. Jacob (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Jacob is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is accepting new patients.

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What is Hand Surgery?

Our hands are not only incredibly useful and important for our daily functioning, but they are complex and delicate parts of our body. It can take a specialist to keep the hands functioning at their best. Hand surgeons are general, plastic, or orthopedic surgeons who have received additional training specifically in the care of hands, wrists and forearms.

Surgery is not the only care that a hand surgeon provides. Hand surgeons might prescribe medications, physical therapy, or splints and braces as well as surgery, depending on the condition. They care for a wide variety of issues affecting the hand or forearm, which may include:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Fingers that cannot be straightened, such as with Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Deformities of the fingers, such as syndactyly (webbed or fused fingers) or polydactyly (extra fingers)
  • Wrist or hand pain
  • Serious injuries of the hand or wrist, including burns and sports injuries
  • Reattachment of severed fingers or creation of prosthetics

We use our hands to interact with the world in a number of ways. In order to do so, we need our hands to maintain a high level of both movement and sensitivity, and that requires all of its bones, muscles, and nerves to be working properly. Hand surgeons keep this delicate and important equipment functioning.
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