We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Anthem near Norfolk, VA.
Dr. David Clifford is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Virginia Beach, VA, Norfolk, VA, and Va Beach, VA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Clifford at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Clifford performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Felix Kirven's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kirven completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and osteoporosis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Sentara Leigh Hospital.
Clinical interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Spine ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark Bewley practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA. He is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Bewley completed his residency training at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Bewley accepts MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)
Dr. Douglas Kells' area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.
Dr. Thomas Markham works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markham accepts. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.
Dr. Allison Crepeau is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Crepeau attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Crepeau offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.
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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.