We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near San Marcos, TX.
Dr. James Stanley works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include back injuries, lumbar spine surgery, and spinal pain. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Stanley is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanley accepts. 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. Stephen Norwood works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Norwood has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. George Mundanthanam specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Mundanthanam completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center.
Dr. Paul Jennings is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Marcos, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Jennings takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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.
Dr. Mark McDonnell is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Marcos, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. McDonnell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include 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.