We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near San Marcos, TX.

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Dr. Stephen Mark Norwood, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2108 Hunter Road; Suite 116
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Norwood practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Norwood studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center and The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Norwood has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Joseph Mundanthanam, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1340 Wonder World Drive; Suite 104
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. George Mundanthanam practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Mundanthanam's medical residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Private Practice, and Seton Medical Center Hays. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. James Howard Stanley, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1340 Wonder World Drive; Sutie 4301
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. James Stanley is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stanley's areas of expertise include back injuries, lumbar spine surgery, and spinal pain. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Dallas. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1305 Wonder World Drive; Suite 100
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Paul Jennings, who practices in San Marcos, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Jennings attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jennings is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Seton Smithville Regional Hospital and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Edward McDonnell
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1305 Wonder World Drive; Suite 100
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Mark McDonnell is a foot doctor and orthopedic surgeon in San Marcos, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. McDonnell honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Madigan Army Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Hays and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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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