We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept TRICARE near Norfolk, VA.
Dr. Felix Kirven's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kirven's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and osteoporosis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirven honors. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. 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. David Clifford works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon 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. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Clifford is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors MAMSI, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.
Dr. Mark Bewley, who practices in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Henry Ford Health System. MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bewley honors. Dr. Bewley is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)
Dr. Allison Crepeau is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crepeau takes. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She 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.