We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Wichita Falls, TX.

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Dr. Joel Harborth Hurt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1701 Us Highway 281
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Joel Hurt's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Austin, TX and Marble Falls, TX. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hurt's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurt honors.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1518 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Schacter's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schacter honors. He studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1518 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Babbel is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1518 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sheen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Wichita Falls, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Sheen graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 W Medical Court
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Ruyle's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ruyle accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 W Medical Court
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Steven Wilson is a Wichita Falls, TX physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wilson's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1518 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Jason Holinbeck specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Wichita Falls, TX. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, as well as 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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