We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept PacifiCare HMO near Auburn, CA.
Dr. Benjamin Williams is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Williams is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Williams speaks Spanish.
Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Kevin Higashigawa specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Auburn, CA. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Higashigawa graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Higashigawa is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Fractures, Ligament Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Raad Al-Shaikh works as an orthopedic surgeon. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Al-Shaikh trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Al-Shaikh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Jeffrey Bergeson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Auburn, CA. He graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bergeson trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation) and partial knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bergeson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Partial Knee Replacement, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)
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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.