We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Princeton, WV.
Dr. Robert Pennington's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and sports medicine. He attended Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Pennington is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pennington accepts the following insurance: HealthSmart, Cigna, and Medicare. He has received distinctions including 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 is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Branson an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Branson attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Michael Zilles practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Zilles attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Robert Kropac practices pain medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Princeton, WV. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Kropac studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Frederick Morgan specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine and practices in Princeton, WV. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Morgan takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Summa Western Reserve Hospital.
Dr. Mike McGrath specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McGrath attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McGrath completed residency programs at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. McGrath is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital.
Dr. Darrell Belcher is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Belcher attended medical school at 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.