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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Health Net ELECT POS for Large and Small Groups near Auburn, CA.

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

Dr. Brandon Hobel works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Hobel graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hobel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wood include rheumatic diseases. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Wood attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Wood accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Benjamin Williams practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

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

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

Dr. Kevin Higashigawa's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Auburn, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higashigawa include musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Higashigawa attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Higashigawa's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Bergeson is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bergeson's areas of expertise include hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation) and partial knee replacement. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Bergeson is accepting new patients.

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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.