We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Grapevine, TX.
Dr. Melanie Kinchen's areas of specialization are spine surgery, chiropractic, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kinchen attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kinchen welcomes new patients.
Dr. Jason Ahuero specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Grapevine, TX. His clinical interests include total ankle replacement. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ahuero honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Ahuero attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.
Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems, Total Ankle Replacement, Trauma
Dr. Leonard Kibuule is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Kibuule's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Lake Pointe Medical Center. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.
Dr. David Brown's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include scoliosis, strains, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at JPS Health Network.
Clinical interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Kevin James is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Flower Mound, TX, Decatur, TX, and Southlake, TX. Dr. James's areas of clinical interest consist of musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. James's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic 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.