We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Advantage near Grapevine, TX.
Dr. Melanie Kinchen is a spine surgeon, chiropractor, and orthopedist in Grapevine, TX and Garland, TX. Dr. Kinchen attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in spine surgery procedures, thoracic (chest) problems, and musculoskeletal problems. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kinchen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kinchen is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery, Cervical Pain, Orthopaedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jason Ahuero is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Grapevine, TX. Dr. Ahuero's clinical interests include total ankle replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Ahuero attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.
Clinical interests: Sports Injuries of Ankle and Foot, Total Ankle Replacement, Foot and Ankle Trauma, Foot and Ankle ... (Read more)
Dr. Leonard Kibuule is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Rockwall, TX, Richardson, TX, and Southlake, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Kibuule takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. David Brown's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include scoliosis, strains, and arthroscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. Dr. Brown obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at JPS Health Network.
Clinical interests: ACL Injury, Ankle Instability and Sprains, Arthroscopy, Articular Cartilage Injury, Benign Bone ... (Read more)
Dr. Kevin James is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. James graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Ortho Spine, Orthopaedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
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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.