We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Princeton, WV.
Dr. Robert Pennington is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: HealthSmart, Cigna, and Medicare. Dr. Pennington graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has received the following distinctions: Top Surgeon in Orthopedic Surgery, Consumers' Research Council of America and One of North Carolina's Favorite Physicians, Patient's Choice Award.
Dr. Philip Branson, who practices in Princeton, WV, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Branson's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.
Dr. Michael Zilles is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zilles attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Robert Kropac is a specialist in pain medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Kropac is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.
Dr. Frederick Morgan sees patients in Princeton, WV. His medical specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Morgan completed his residency training at Summa Western Reserve Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Mike McGrath is an orthopedist. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. McGrath accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital.
Dr. Darrell Belcher's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Belcher is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine.
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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.