We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept TRICARE near Norfolk, VA.
Dr. David Clifford is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Clifford is 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 accepts MAMSI, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Clifford attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school.
Dr. Felix Kirven's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Sentara Leigh Hospital. Dr. Kirven's education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Kirven is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirven accepts.
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. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, Dr. Bewley completed his residency training at Henry Ford Health System. He honors MAMSI, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Crepeau offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Crepeau's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is in-network for 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.