We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept PacifiCare HMO near Auburn, CA.
Dr. Kevin Higashigawa is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Higashigawa focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Higashigawa accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: ACL reconstruction, Achilles tendon repair, Acute fracture management, Anterior hip replacement, ... (Read more)
Dr. Raad Al-Shaikh works as an orthopedic surgeon in Fremont, CA and Auburn, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Al-Shaikh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.
Dr. Benjamin Williams is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Williams's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Clinical interests: ACL joint pathology, ACL reconstruction, Carpal tunnel release surgery, Cartilage restoration and ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeffrey Bergeson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Auburn, CA. He attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bergeson is especially interested in hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation) and partial knee replacement. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bergeson honors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Orthopedic Surgery, Hip arthritis, Hip replacement, Knee arthritis, Knee arthroscopy, Knee pain, ... (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.