We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Wichita Falls, TX.
Dr. Rajesh Arakal's areas of specialization are spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Wichita Falls, TX. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal deformity, spine tumor, and failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Dr. Arakal is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arakal honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Arakal studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Arakal's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.
Clinical interests: Degenerative Disc Disease, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Deformity, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Frosty Moore is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in West Lake Hills, TX, Marble Falls, TX, and Austin, TX. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Moore is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.
Dr. Daniel Babbel is a Wichita Falls, TX physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Babbel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.
Dr. Michael Sheen works as an orthopedic surgeon in Wichita Falls, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheen accepts. Dr. Sheen is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Stephen Ruyle, who practices in Wichita Falls, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ruyle takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Steven Wilson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wilson is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson takes.
Dr. Joshua Schacter sees patients in Wichita Falls, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He 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 attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
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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.