We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Advantage near Grapevine, TX.
Dr. Melanie Kinchen is a specialist in spine surgery, chiropractic, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kinchen's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kinchen is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She has an open panel.
Dr. Jason Ahuero is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Grapevine, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahuero include total ankle replacement. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Ahuero's professional affiliations include 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Rockwall, TX, Allen, TX, and Southlake, TX. Dr. Kibuule honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Kibuule has an open panel.
Dr. David Brown is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at JPS Health Network for residency. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: scoliosis, strains, and arthroscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Kevin James practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Flower Mound, TX, Decatur, TX, and Southlake, TX. Dr. James's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. James honors.
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.