We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near San Marcos, TX.
Dr. George Mundanthanam is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Mundanthanam's professional affiliations include Private Practice, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He 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 his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency.
Dr. Paul Jennings practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Marcos, TX. Dr. Jennings graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Jennings speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.
Dr. Stephen Norwood sees patients in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Norwood takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. Mark McDonnell specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McDonnell's professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Madigan Army Medical Center.
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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.