We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near San Marcos, TX.

Dr. James Howard Stanley, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1340 Wonder World Drive; Sutie 4301
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. James Stanley specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Marcos, TX, Dallas, TX, and Mesquite, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Stanley performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Stanley include back injuries, lumbar spine surgery, and spinal pain. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Stanley is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Jennings is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Jennings is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Jennings speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family 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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Mundanthanam honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Mundanthanam attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McDonnell's residency was performed at Madigan Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Norwood 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 studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: 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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