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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; Suite 4
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. James Stanley, who practices in San Marcos, TX, Dallas, TX, and Mesquite, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include back injuries, lumbar spine surgery, and spinal pain. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Stanley is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanley accepts. Dr. Stanley is open to new patients.

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

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 medical 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 graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. George Mundanthanam, who practices in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mundanthanam is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Baylor University Medical Center's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mundanthanam honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Paul Jennings is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Marcos, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Jennings graduated from 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. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jennings honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in San Marcos, TX and Austin, TX. For his residency, Dr. McDonnell trained at Madigan Army Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonnell accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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.