Dr. Mark Hontas, MD

Dr. Mark Hontas, MD

OrthopedicsMaleAge 70

Accepting new patients

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(985) 273-5158

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Dr. Mark Hontas, MD is a Orthopedic Specialist in Covington, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. Tammany Health System and Avala Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hontas to book an appointment.

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The Bone and Joint Clinic

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(985) 273-5158
The Bone and Joint Clinic71211 Highway 21 Covington, LA 70433
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Hontas is affiliated with St. Tammany Health System Covington, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Hontas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hontas

4.5

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
82.75862068965517%
(24)
4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
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3 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
10.344827586206897%
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (25)
  • Listened & answered questions (25)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (25)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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HE IS A CARING DOCTOR WITH THE KNOWKEDGE AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO HELP HIS PATIENTS. VERY HONEST, VERY CONCERNED AND WANTS THE BEST OUTCOME FOR EVERYONE WHO SEES HIM. EVERYONE WHO WORKS WITH HIM IN THE OFFICE AND IN THE HOSPITALS ARE ALL WONDERFUL. THEY ARE LIKE AN EXTENDED FAMILY. EVERYONE THERE GETS AN A PLUS. HE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY THE KELLUM FAMILY.
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PAUL KELLUM in SLIDELL, LA – Nov 14, 2018
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I dreaded knee replacement surgery so I avoided treatment and took increasing levels of pain killers until I caused stomach bleeding. Realizing that I had to get the knee taken care of, I found Dr Mark Hontas. Because of the amount of pain, he also thought that I needed replacement surgery, but sent me for an MRI. The MRI showed the meniscus was badly torn and had wedged into the knee joint. The excruciating pain I'd suffered was gone overnight after arthroscopic surgery to clean up the knee!
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Lacombe, LA – Mar 02, 2017
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Extremely competent surgeon with great patient rapport and an easygoing, friendly manner that ease your fears before potentially frightening procedures. His office schedules appointments and answers all of my questions in a very prompt manner. I have had both knees and one hip replaced by this doctor, and I pray that he is still practicing when it is time to replace my other hip! He has definitely improved my quality of life after years of very painful osteoarthritis.
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Florence in Covington, LA – Dec 10, 2016
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My family and I have been going to Dr. Hontas for almost 30 years and we love him! He has done surgery on both my knees and my husband's shoulder, along with treating a number of other breaks that my children and I have experienced over the years. He is always in a good mood and joking with us all the time. I have never seen him in a bad mood!
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Gay Bourg in Carriere, MS – Oct 18, 2016
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Had virtually NO wait time to see Dr. Mark Hontas. He reviewed my MRI and other reports, asked his nurse to do an X-Ray of my hips, I was led back to the room in which I started out. The doctor IMMEDIATELY came in to review my results. I was SO PLEASED to hear that my 6 months of pain could be relieved by only a couple of Cortisone shots. Waiting room spacious, nice magazines (doctor even GAVE me one that I was interested in!) Certainly would recommend this physician to anyone!
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C. F. in Franklinton, LA – Jan 14, 2016
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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hontas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hontas performs Steroid Injection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hontas performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Joint Drainage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hontas performs Joint Drainage more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hontas performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Joint Arthrocentesis
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hontas performs Myofascial Trigger Point Injection more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Hontas performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Hontas' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Hontas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Tricare
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

As an experienced orthopedic surgeon, I take a highly personal approach to caring for my patients. I believe the most important aspect of providing quality...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedics

Education

Tulane University School of Medicine - New Orleans, LA
Medical School
1985
Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Tulane University School Medicine
Residency Hospital
1980
Charity Hospital and Medical Center of La At No
Internship Hospital
1974
University of Florida-Gainesville
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Mark Hontas, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (985) 273-5158, and for other questions, call (985) 893-9922.

Is Dr. Mark Hontas, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Mark Hontas, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Hontas' profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Mark Hontas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hontas frequently treats Steroid Injection, Joint Drainage, and Myofascial Trigger Point Injection. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hontas treats.

Where is Dr. Mark Hontas, MD's office located?

Dr. Hontas' office is located at 71211 Highway 21, Covington, LA 70433. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Mark Hontas, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Hontas has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Hontas is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. Tammany Health System

Covington, LA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Avala Hospital

Covington, LA

85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

Southern Surgical Hospital

Slidell, LA

91% Patient experience rating, 22% higher than the national average

1 Award Received