We found 2 providers with an interest in wrist problems and who accept Beech Street PPO near Saint Louis, MO.
Dr. Richard Gelberman specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand problems, wrist problems, and musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Orthopedic Surgery Center at Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish North). Dr. Gelberman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency.
Relevant Interests: , Wrist Problems
All Interests: Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems
Dr. Ryan Calfee is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Calfee is especially interested in wrist surgery, hand surgery procedures, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Orthopedic Surgery Center at Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish North). Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Calfee attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calfee takes.
Relevant Interests: , Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Surgery Procedures, Carpal Tunnel Syndr ... (Read more)
hand surgeons who accept Beech Street PPO (25)?
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Fingers that cannot be straightened, such as with Dupuytren’s contracture
- Deformities of the fingers, such as syndactyly (webbed or fused fingers) or polydactyly (extra fingers)
- Wrist or hand pain
- Serious injuries of the hand or wrist, including burns and sports injuries
- Reattachment of severed fingers or creation of prosthetics
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.
- Acute sports injuries (sprains, fractures)
- Overuse injuries (tendonitis, bursitis)
- Head injuries (concussion)
- Heat injuries (heat stroke)
- Athletes with chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) and how their illness is affected by exercise
- Nutrition and the use of supplements
- Developing a safe exercise plan for obese or sedentary patients
- Substance abuse of performance-enhancing drugs
- Teaching proper form and technique to reduce the chance of injury