We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem near Auburn, CA.

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

Dr. Benjamin Williams is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Williams is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Williams graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Williams speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

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

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

Dr. Brandon Hobel works as a family medicine practitioner. He has a special interest in general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hobel attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Hobel is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone diseases

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Dr. Dennis William Michel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
11795 Education Street; Suite 110
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Michel sees patients in Folsom, CA and Auburn, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine and urgent care. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Michel is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Sprains

Dr. Randall Scott Cohen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Randall Cohen's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Cohen attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Cohen average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Cohen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin Nicole Arreola, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11795 Education Street; #232
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Arreola specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in testicular cancer and blood disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Arreola attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Arreola completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan F Gruenefeldt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
404 Auburn - Folsom Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Alan Gruenefeldt's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gruenefeldt include general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gruenefeldt's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Strains, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Sprains, Skin Tag Removal, ... (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 clinical interests encompass hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), partial knee replacement, and orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Bergeson attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bergeson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, shoulder arthritis

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

Dr. Raja S Tooma, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13300 New Airport Road; Suite 100
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Raja Tooma's area of specialization is family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Tooma focuses on general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tooma's office for an appointment. She attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Southern Colorado Family Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Tooma (or staff) speaks Arabic. She also offers interpreting services for Russian and Ukrainian-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

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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 adult rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wood include rheumatic diseases. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Wood has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.
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