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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept CIGNA Commercial HMO near Auburn, CA.

Dr. Brandon Keith Hobel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Hobel is a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hobel include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Hobel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Neil Lipscomb Wood Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11985 Heritage Oak Place; #220
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Neil Wood is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wood include rheumatic diseases. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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Dr. Kevin H Higashigawa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
11795 Education Street; Suite 110
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Higashigawa specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higashigawa honors. Dr. Higashigawa attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Higashigawa trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Fractures, Ligament Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Alexander Williams II, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11720 Education Street; Suite 224
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Williams works as an orthopedist. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Williams performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey M Bergeson, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11795 Education Street; #110
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bergeson, who practices in Auburn, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation) and partial knee replacement. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Bergeson takes 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. He attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Partial Knee Replacement, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.