We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Key West, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1111 12th Street; Suite 201
Key West, FL
 

Dr. Robert Loeffler is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Loeffler is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and more. Dr. Loeffler is conversant in French.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3428 N Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL
 

Dr. Robert Catana's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Catana attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3428 N Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL
 

Dr. David Perry, who practices in Key West, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Perry has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1111 12th Street; Suite 212
Key West, FL
 

Dr. Robin Lockwood's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and BlueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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