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Dr. Gregory Harvey

Orthopedic Surgery
Houston
39 years experience male

Locations

Orthopaedic Associates, LLP

Houston

Address

1900 North Loop W, Suite 670, Houston
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

7136504900

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

AFLAC

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

CIGNA Health Care

First Choice Healthcare

Great-West Healthcare

HealthSpring

Zurich North America

State Farm Insurance Companies

UnitedHealthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

514 Answers
218 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Wrist injury: Yes an orthopedist is a good referral if you have wrist pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Medial epicondylitis: This can be treated with antiinflammatory drugs, stretching and bracing. Sometimes a cortisone injection may be beneficial.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Sprain: Just a week or 2 until pain improves.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Clavicle: If the clavicle injury was a fracture then the symptoms are not unusual for a few weeks. The swelling and pain should improve otherwise check back wi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Spur: Take an anti-inflammatory or go back to your doctor and try a cortisone injection. If still no better then get a second opinion.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Capsule injury: It could last that long but i would consider an MRI soon if no further improvement.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Shoulder pain: Get an evaluation with your primary care doctor first. Suggest a shoulder xray and a chest xray with a general medical exam.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Xray: The weight bearing xray is done with the patient standing and a slight bend in the knee. This gives a better indication of joint space narrowing relat... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Bakers cyst: Yes it can sometimes cause burning if it increases in size which puts pressure on the nerve behind your knee. Try an antiinflammatory drug . If no imp... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Ankle arthroscopy: Some podiatrists are trained in arthroscopy but you need to do due diligence and confirm their training. Your other option is an orthopedic surgeon t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Sprain: The damage does not have to be permanent after a sprain. Improvement of your symptoms may be helped by physiotherapy, time and bracing.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Microdisectomy: Either surgeon can do it. If an orthopedic surgeon suggest they have a spine fellowship background.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Brace: Something with metal side hinges.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Arm exercise : Yes you should be able to do bicep and tricep exercise. Avoid overhead exercise that might hurt the cuff.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Osteitis pubis: This is an inflammatory condition involving the small joint at the front of the pelvis where the two pubic bones come together.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Patella dislocations: You may need a mpfl reconstruction to keep your patella from dislocating. If your surgeon cannot do it find a fellowship trained sports medicine doct... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Patella fx: Get a xray and ask how bone is healing. Its early in the healing but ask when you can move your knee and what type of exercises you can do. It takes a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Drug interaction: No problem taking these two drugs together.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Brokn en leg: Yes swelling is very common. Keep leg elevated to reduce swelling.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Medial epicondylitis: The pain can last from 6 weeks to 3 months. Use a forearm strap, nsaids and do stretching exercises.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Foot sprain: You should be able to use your foot very quickly. It all depends how much pain you have.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Broken arm: The average time for healing is 6 weeks.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Numb leg: This would be unusual. Get xrays of your back to make sure you do not have arthritis in your back with a pinched nerve causing the symptoms in your le... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Cti brace: This brace might be helpful just for support if you have a broken bone but it is usually used for people who have a torn acl ligament.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Deformity: This usually relates to angulation of the bones at the fracture site.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Methocarbamol: You can take 1 or two tablets twice or three times a day if needed as a maximum dose.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Bone spurs: You can try a cortisone injection into the joint for a quick pain relief otherwise the spurs may have to be removed surgically.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Nonunion femur: No you really should have the fracture re reamed to get bleeding bone formed and then have the second nail inserted with possible bone graft.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Acl: Discuss your case with an orthopedic surgeon and determine what needs to be done.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Supartz (hyaluronic acid): This a gel type injection for arthritis either in 3 or 5 weekly treatments. It is supposed to boost the normal fluid content in the knee to help with ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Fracture shoulder: Usually will take 6 weeks to heal if you do not have osteoporosis
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Sores: Padded cycling shorts, change seat, padded seat cover.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Grade 2 signal: Start out with a no impact exercise like a bicycle or swimming.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Muscle strain : Initially rest, ice, and a nsaids. Then after a few days switch to heat and gentle stretching.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Paint: Yes it is okay to spray paint lightky but do not get the cotton padding wet underneath and try to wrap the edges and your skin so the inside does not ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Sprain: A sprain involves tearing of the wrist ligaments whereas a fracture also includes a breaking of the wrist bones.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Weight training: If you are 41 now it is safe. Get some guidance from a trainer before you start.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Tension: a good massage therapist can usually help release the muscle tension in shoulder blace
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Quad strain: Pain above the kneecap or mid thigh depending on the strain area. Sometime there is swelling or bruising. It may also be difficult to flex the knee.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
exercsise: These are both great exercises. You can do a cross training program with bicycling and walking on alternated days. Add in some weight training and yo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Ibuprofen: On a short term basis no problem however is can cause gastic upset or ulcers if used continually. There is also an effect on your kidneys from long te... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Charley horse: A charley horse is a slang term for an acute muscle spasm. The treatment is to relax and try to gently stretch out the muscle.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Acl pcl: An orthopedic doctor who has completed a sports medicine fellowship can take care of an acl/pcl injury.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Shoulder injury: See an orthopedist. You may have torn cartilage (labrum) in your shoulder. An MRI will show any damage inside the joint.
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Ankle sprain : High ankle sprains can take longer to heal then a low ankle sprain. The minimum time is 6 weeks but can last up to 3 months. Use a brace or fracture b... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Ace wrap: Yes if the wrap is too tight it can circulation. Try to wrap the ace without excessive stretching of the bandage. Also, do no wear it all day and remo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Torn muscle: If the pain does not resolve after 1 week.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Sprain foot: Yes if you are limping a lot then use crutches until the pain improves.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Bruising: Yes the bruising is due to an injury unless you have some type of bleeding disorder.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Arthritis: Yes this could be early arthritis. You can try taking some over the counter medication first. If it does not improve you need to see a doctor and get ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Jan 26, 2017
This Dr. is missing an important characteristic of being a doctor: CARING FOR PEOPLE. I initiated my online appointment and he totally ignored me. Just asked one question and never got back with me.
HealthTap member
Apr 3, 2015
Sir I have pain in left side of body like left neck left shoulder lower belly.please suggest what to do.its been 5 years. #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower4
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Harvey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
In right arm now, started in elbow, now spread, cant straighten arm or touch it, burning, sore feeling, swollen, bruised in parts and theres little lumps that keep coming and
HealthTap member
Yes, thank you, it has gone away. It was rather upsetting at the time. I have another injection next week and I will be aware. Thank you.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful and reassuring...felt better...hope i get back to play as soon as possible..thanks again sir.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

New York Medical College

Awards

Top Doctor H Magazine
Listed, Texas Monthly Super Doc
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , Second Place, Texas - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Kingwood Hospital
Orthopaedic Associates, LLP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Publications

Patient controlled ropivicaine analgesia after arthroscopic subacromial decompression
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