We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near San Marcos, TX.
Dr. George Mundanthanam works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Mundanthanam attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Private Practice, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.
Dr. Stephen Norwood is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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. Dr. Norwood has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. Paul Jennings works as an orthopedist in San Marcos, TX. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jennings is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Jennings is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.
Dr. Mark McDonnell practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Marcos, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. McDonnell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas 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.