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Most commonly asked questions from patients

1. Which insurances do the physicians participate with?

Most of our physicians accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI, United Health Care, Blue Chip, Tufts, Aetna, Neighborhood Health, and Medicare. Certain physicians do accept other insurances as well. If your insurance requires that you obtain a referral from your primary care physician in order to see a specialist, please contact them before making an appointment with our physicians.

2. Do the various orthopedic surgeons specialize in different problems?

Yes. Within the practice our physicians specialize in sports medicine, spine, trauma, hand, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle, pediatric orthopedics, occupational medicine, oncology, and reconstructive and replacement surgeries.

3. Where are your offices located?

University Orthopedics, Inc. has offices located throughout Rhode Island. The following are our four locations: 2 Dudley Street, Providence(on the RIH campus), 100 Butler Drive, Providence (on the Butler Hospital campus), 1598 South County Trail, East Greenwich, and 19 Friendship Street, Newport.

4. Do you have x-ray and therapy facilities within the office?

At most locations we do have x-ray facilities, however this will be confirmed when booking each individual appointment. Also, at certain locations we do have physical and hand therapy facilities. **See other services.**

5. Do you see patients with work related injuries?

Yes. The process of reporting a work injury and seeking treatment usually involves the injured worker filing a claim with their employer, then either the injured worker or the insurer sets up the medical evaluation. There are less common situations where there is an established relationship between the employer and the health care provider to see their injured workers.

6. What hospitals are University Orthopedics affiliated with?

Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, and Newport Hospital.

7. Can I see one of your physicians if I do not have an insurance that you participate with?

Yes. Patients can pay for our services at the time of the visit and submit bills to their insurance companies for reimbursement.

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  • Spine
    • The Spine Center are referred back and neck pain patients across the New England States.
  • Hand & Wrist
    • The Hand & Wrist center deals with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions and problems.
  • Joint Replacement
    • The Joint Replacement Center provides the most modern treatment options for knee, hip, and shoulder replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
    • The Pediatric Orthopedic Center consist of three surgeons who specialize in the care of children.
  • Foot & Ankle
    • The Foot & Ankle Center involves clinical teams that specialize in foot and ankle surgery.
  • Shoulder & Elbow
    • The Shoulder & Elbow Center includes orthopedic surgeons and therapists who specialize in shoulder and elbow.
  • Sports Medicine
    • The Sports Medicine Center helps those with sports-related injuries recover quickly to return to activity.
  • Trauma & Fracture
    • The Trauma & Facture center works closesly together with Rhode Island Hospital's trauma specialists to identify injuries.
  • Oncology
    • Our orthopedic oncology center includes the expertise of a specialist in oncology and reconstructive surgery.
  • Cartilage Repair Center
    Cartilage Repair
    • The Cartilage Repair Center offers state-of-the-art treatment of joint cartilage lesions
  • Orthodirect for sprains, fractures, work accidents, sports injuries
    Ortho Direct
    • Ortho Direct treats patients with urgent orthopedic needs from sprains, fractures, work accidents & sports injuries.
Brochures & Journals
  • Back to Life Journal
    • Subscribe to our Back to Life Journal to read information on the latest advances on joint replacement, sports medicine, orthopedic problems and back and neck pain.
Home Remedy Book
  • Home Remedy Book
    • Have back or neck pain? Learn what causes symptoms and the home remedies that relieve pain. University Orthopedics mails out Home Remedy Books to residents throughout the New England area.
About Us

University Orthopedics in Providence, Rhode Island, is a regional referral center for patients with back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, and foot and ankle injury. University Orthopedics utilizes fellowship-trained, sub-specialized physicians to treat a variety of orthopedic problems.