We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Pittsburg, TX.
Dr. Rebel Huffman is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Huffman's clinical interests encompass upper extremity problems, hand surgery procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. She is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for her residency.
Clinical interests: Hand surgery, Upper extremities, Orthopedics
Dr. Ken Kaminski is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Tyler, TX, Mount Pleasant, TX, and Pittsburg, TX. Dr. Kaminski takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at JPS Health Network. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars; Chief Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, JPS Hospital; and Intern Of The Year, JPS Hospital.
Clinical interests: Primary and complex hip and knee replacements, Revision joint surgery, Painful joint replacements, ... (Read more)
Dr. James Harris is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.
Clinical interests: Sports medicine, Knees & shoulders, Pediatric orthopedics
Dr. Kim Foreman is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Foreman attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For Dr. Foreman's professional training, Dr. Foreman completed a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Foreman's areas of expertise include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Foreman has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Foreman's patients. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foreman honors.
Clinical interests: Sports medicine, Knees and shoulders
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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.