We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Longview, TX.
Dr. Michael Langford, who practices in Longview, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langford accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Charles Williams is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Longview, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Williams's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. Thomas Taylor is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Taylor accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Jordan Stanley works as an orthopedist. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.
Dr. Babajide Ogunseinde specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Longview, TX. Dr. Ogunseinde is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Stephen Littlejohn is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
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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.