We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept PacifiCare HMO near Auburn, CA.
Dr. Benjamin Williams works as an orthopedist. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Williams is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Williams speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Williams welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Raad Al-Shaikh sees patients in Fremont, CA and Auburn, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Al-Shaikh attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Al-Shaikh's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Al-Shaikh is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more.
Dr. Jeffrey Bergeson, who practices in Auburn, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation) and partial knee replacement. Dr. Bergeson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Bergeson is open to new patients.
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.