We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Waupaca, WI.
Dr. Jeffrey Ralston's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ralston include musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ralston takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Orthopedics
Dr. Brian Sears is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Waupaca, WI and Neenah, WI. Dr. Sears's areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, fracture surgery, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sears is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.
Clinical interests: Fracture Surgery, Ankle Injuries, Carpal Tunnel, Fracture Care, Hip Fractures, Joint Dislocations, ... (Read more)
Dr. Brett Young sees patients in Waupaca, WI, Neenah, WI, and New London, WI. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Young takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Young trained at JPS Health Network for his residency.
Dr. Robert Wubben works as an orthopedist in Waupaca, WI and Neenah, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Wubben include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and sports health. Dr. Wubben is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency.
Clinical interests: Fracture Surgery, ACL Reconstruction, Amputation, Ankle Injuries, Ankle Reconstruction, ... (Read more)
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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.