We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near San Marcos, TX.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1305 Wonder World Drive; Suite 100
San Marcos, TX

Dr. Paul Jennings works as an orthopedist. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Jennings's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Smithville Regional Hospital and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Joseph Mundanthanam, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1340 Wonder World Drive; Suite 104
San Marcos, TX

Dr. George Mundanthanam sees patients in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Mundanthanam is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Private Practice, and Seton Medical Center Hays. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Mark Edward McDonnell
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1305 Wonder World Drive; Suite 100
San Marcos, TX

Dr. Mark McDonnell specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McDonnell accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Hays and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Stephen Mark Norwood, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2108 Hunter Road; Suite 116
San Marcos, TX

Dr. Stephen Norwood's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norwood honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.

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