We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept TRICARE near Norfolk, VA.
Dr. David Clifford is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Clifford average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Dr. Clifford accepts MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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.
Dr. Felix Kirven is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and osteoporosis. Patients gave Dr. Kirven an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirven accepts. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kirven completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Sentara Leigh Hospital.
Clinical interests: Spine, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteoporosis, Pain, Trauma/Fractures
Dr. Mark Bewley is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA. He takes MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Health System, Dr. Bewley attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Allison Crepeau is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Norfolk, VA, Newport News, VA, and Virginia Beach, VA. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Crepeau is affiliated with Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. She obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health.
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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.