We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Key West, FL.
Dr. Robert Loeffler specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and BlueOptions. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Loeffler attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks French.
Dr. Robert Catana is an orthopedist. 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. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. David Perry specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Key West, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perry graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.
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.