We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Mission Viejo, CA.

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John Anthony Schlechter D.O.
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.5 stars (2 ratings)
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. John Schlechter practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Riverside Regional Medical Center and Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Dr. Schlechter is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Schlechter speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Dr. Samuel R. Rosenfeld M.D
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Other
average rating 3.9 stars (5 ratings)
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenfeld include spasticity, spine surgery procedures, and muscular dystrophy. Dr. Rosenfeld is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Rosenfeld attended medical school at Southwestern University, Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Spina Bifida, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl Weinert MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
average rating 4.4 stars (5 ratings)
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Carl Weinert specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Orange, CA, Irvine, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinert include musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). Dr. Weinert is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weinert include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.

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