We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Care Value Management near Providence, RI.

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Dr. Christopher W Digiovanni, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), foot surgery, and ankle arthritis. Dr. Digiovanni is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Digiovanni graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Digiovanni trained at Rhode Island Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Digiovanni is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Neuromuscular Disorders, Ankle Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Mark Terek, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Dudley Street
Providence, RI

Dr. Richard Terek is a Providence, RI physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Terek trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Terek's areas of expertise consist of hip replacement and knee replacement. Dr. Terek has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, First Health, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Terek accepts. He has received the following distinction: American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellowship AOA Austrian/Swiss/German Traveling Fellow. Dr. Terek's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and Providence VA Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Cancer

Dr. Matthew Joseph Plante, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI

Dr. Matthew Plante is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He works in Providence, RI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plante include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and sports injuries. Dr. Plante is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries

Dr. Howard S Hirsch, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
588 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI

Dr. Howard Hirsch's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hip replacement and knee replacement. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirsch accepts. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Hirsch performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Hirsch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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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