We found 7 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Walnut Creek, CA.

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Dr. Donald McCall Lewis, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Donald Lewis is a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave Dr. Lewis an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Jamali has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Jamali has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Jamali is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), partial knee replacement, shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $7,458
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,467
Dr. Benjamin Thomas Busfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Busfield, who practices in Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Busfield include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Busfield is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Busfield's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Busfield is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, radial head replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement, revision knee arthroplasty, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), partial knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman B Livermore III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 La Casa Viaduct; #206
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Norman Livermore practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Dr. Livermore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Livermore obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Total Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Santi D Rao, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2291 Pacheco Street
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Santi Rao is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano Community Provider Network (CPN), and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune and Armed Forces Medical College and then he performed his residency at New Britain General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , total disc replacement, artificial disc replacement

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Work Injuries, Endoscopic Surgery, Total Disc ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth M Caldwell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
970 Dewing Avenue
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Caldwell's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Caldwell focuses on orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Caldwell is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, partial knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $3,200 - $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,571 - $1,677
Mark Edward Wolpa
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 270
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Mark Wolpa practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Wolpa is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Wounds, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.
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