We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Anthem near Norfolk, VA.
Dr. Douglas Kells is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kells include musculoskeletal injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Carilion Clinic. Dr. Kells is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is in-network for MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Arthritis
Dr. David Clifford is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Virginia Beach, VA, Norfolk, VA, and Va Beach, VA. He is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Dr. Clifford graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clifford is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Dr. Felix Kirven is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirven include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and osteoporosis. Dr. Kirven is professionally affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Sentara Leigh Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirven graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Spine ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark Bewley's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bewley takes. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Bewley performed his residency at Henry Ford Health System.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Markham's specialties are spine surgery and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He practices in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Markham 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital.
Dr. Allison Crepeau is a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crepeau takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Crepeau attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Crepeau offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally 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.