We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near San Marcos, TX.
Dr. James Stanley's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stanley graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: back injuries, lumbar spine surgery, and spinal pain. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanley is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. George Mundanthanam's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Mundanthanam attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is affiliated with Private Practice, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He is open to new patients.
Dr. Stephen Norwood is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Norwood takes 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. Paul Jennings specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jennings's professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Jennings attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jennings accepts.
Dr. Mark McDonnell specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Marcos, TX and Austin, TX. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. McDonnell 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. His training includes a residency program at Madigan Army 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.