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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Arakal include 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. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Arakal is open to new patients. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Arakal's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.
Clinical interests: Spine Surgery, Degenerative Disc Disease, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Orthopaedic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Frosty Moore sees patients in West Lake Hills, TX, Marble Falls, TX, and Austin, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Moore has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Moore is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.
Dr. Daniel Babbel is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Babbel studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.
Dr. Michael Sheen is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 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. Sheen graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Stephen Ruyle works as an orthopedic surgeon in Wichita Falls, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ruyle a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Steven Wilson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Wilson's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Joshua Schacter works as an orthopedic surgeon in Wichita Falls, TX. He attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Schacter takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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.