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. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of spine surgery procedures, thoracic (chest) problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kinchen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kinchen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Kinchen speaks Spanish.
Clinical interests: Thoracic Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures
Dr. Jason Ahuero specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Grapevine, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in total ankle replacement. Dr. Ahuero accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic 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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Rockwall, TX, Allen, TX, and Southlake, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kibuule graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for his residency. Dr. Kibuule has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He has an open panel.
Dr. David Brown is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Grapevine, TX and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, strains, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of JPS Health Network's residency program.
Clinical interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Kevin James' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. James is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. James honors. He studied medicine 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.