We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near San Marcos, TX.

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Dr. Stuart Matthew Shapiro, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1340 Wonder World Drive; Suite
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Shapiro is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in San Marcos, TX. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shapiro's medical residency was performed at Frankford Hospital, Riverside County Regional Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amanda Michelle Ivy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1340 Wonder World Drive; Suite 4301
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Ivy is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Ivy attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ivy takes. Dr. Ivy is affiliated with Central Texas Medical Center.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Mundanthanam studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Mundanthanam is affiliated with Private Practice, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Texas Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Jennings is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jennings's 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)

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

Dr. James Baker is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Baker has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is 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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Norwood has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. McDonnell trained at Madigan Army 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.

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