We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Anthem near Norfolk, VA.
Dr. Douglas Kells sees patients in Roanoke, VA, Hardy, VA, and Suffolk, VA. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal injuries. He is affiliated with Carilion Clinic. Dr. Kells attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kells honors MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Arthritis of the upper and lower extremities, Musculoskeletal Disease and Injuries
Dr. David Clifford works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Clifford is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.
Dr. Felix Kirven is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kirven is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health. His professional affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Sentara Leigh Hospital.
Clinical interests: Spine, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteoporosis, Pain, Trauma/Fractures
Dr. Mark Bewley works as an orthopedist in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Health System for residency. MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bewley accepts.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Markham works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Markham's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital.
Dr. Allison Crepeau's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Crepeau is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crepeau honors.
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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.