We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Kerrville, TX.
Dr. William Allen, who practices in Kerrville, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Allen has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen honors. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.
Dr. Donald Morris' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Kerrville, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Morris honors 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 Medical School at Houston.
Dr. Robert Mitchell practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Kerrville, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mitchell graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Dr. Ryan Veurink sees patients in Kerrville, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Veurink takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.