We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Wichita Falls, TX.
Dr. Rajesh Arakal is a specialist in spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Wichita Falls, TX. His clinical interests include spinal deformity, spine tumor, and failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arakal is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arakal studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Arakal is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Degenerative Disc Disease, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Deformity, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Frosty Moore is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in West Lake Hills, TX, Marble Falls, TX, and Austin, TX. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Moore is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moore is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Daniel Babbel is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Wichita Falls, TX. Dr. Babbel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine.
Dr. Stephen Ruyle practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Wichita Falls, TX. Dr. Ruyle attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Michael Sheen is an orthopedic surgeon. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. On average, patients gave Dr. Sheen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Steven Wilson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wilson's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.
Dr. Joshua Schacter is an orthopedist. He studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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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.