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We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem near Auburn, CA.

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 and practices in Auburn, CA. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Higashigawa graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Higashigawa is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Pacito Ver Yabes, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1121 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Pacito Yabes is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Yabes completed his residency training at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Filipino. Dr. Yabes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury, Sciatica, Spinal Cord Injuries, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Benjamin Williams is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Williams is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. 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. Dennis William Michel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
11795 Education Street; Suite 110
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Michel's medical specialty is family medicine and urgent care. The average patient rating for Dr. Michel is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG).

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Sprains

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

Dr. Brandon Hobel is a family practice physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hobel include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hobel is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Occupational Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kristin Arreola practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has a special interest in testicular cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Arreola accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arreola's 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 ratings for Dr. Gruenefeldt average 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Gruenefeldt takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Gruenefeldt studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gruenefeldt's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Strains, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Sprains, Skin Tag Removal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Randall Cohen is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cohen's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Deviated Septum, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Bergeson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Auburn, CA. He graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bergeson trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation) and partial knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bergeson is 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, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raja Tooma's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tooma include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Tooma attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Southern Colorado Family Medicine. Dr. Tooma (or staff) is conversant in 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 rheumatology specialist in Auburn, CA. His clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Wood honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Wood is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He 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.