We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Wichita Falls, TX.
Dr. Frosty Moore is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Moore at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moore studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Daniel Babbel is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Babbel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Stephen Ruyle sees patients in Wichita Falls, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ruyle graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more.
Dr. Steven Wilson's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Wilson is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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. Michael Sheen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Wichita Falls, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheen is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Joshua Schacter's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Schacter graduated from 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.