We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Grapevine, TX.
Dr. Melanie Kinchen specializes in spine surgery, chiropractic, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kinchen's areas of expertise consist of spine surgery procedures, thoracic (chest) problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kinchen speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kinchen is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Thoracic Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures
Dr. Jason Ahuero practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Houston, TX and Grapevine, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Ahuero's clinical interests encompass total ankle replacement. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Ahuero is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems, Total Ankle Replacement, Trauma
Dr. Leonard Kibuule works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Rockwall, TX, Allen, TX, and Southlake, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Kibuule is in-network 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 an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Kibuule has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.
Dr. David Brown's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, strains, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at JPS Health Network. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts.
Clinical interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Kevin James specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. Dr. James accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery
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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.