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 in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mundanthanam's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Private Practice, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.
Dr. Stephen Norwood is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Norwood has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. Paul Jennings' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Jennings an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.
Dr. Mark McDonnell is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Marcos, TX and Austin, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonnell accepts. Dr. McDonnell completed his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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.