We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near San Marcos, TX.
Dr. James Stanley's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stanley's clinical interests include back injuries, lumbar spine surgery, and spinal pain. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Stanley studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for his residency.
Clinical interests: Back (also see "Spine"), Back Pain, Back/Spine Surgery, Spine (also see "Back"), Spine Care ... (Read more)
Dr. George Mundanthanam's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mundanthanam is affiliated with Private Practice, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.
Dr. Stephen Norwood's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. Dr. Norwood accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. Paul Jennings practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jennings has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Dr. Mark McDonnell is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Marcos, TX and Austin, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McDonnell accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His 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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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.