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We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield 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'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: , 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' specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Yabes is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and a graduate of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital's residency program. Dr. Yabes speaks Filipino.

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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 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, 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 is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in family medicine and urgent care. Dr. Michel has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network 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. Michel is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Michel completed a residency program at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix.

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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 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, 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 is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Arreola's clinical interests encompass testicular cancer and blood disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Arreola's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in family medicine. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Gruenefeldt's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Gruenefeldt attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gruenefeldt 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Auburn, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen is professionally 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: , 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 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)

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. In addition to English, Dr. Tooma (or staff) speaks Arabic. She also offers language support for patients who speak Russian and Ukrainian. In Dr. Tooma's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Southern Colorado Family Medicine. Dr. Tooma accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Common Cold, Hypertension, Influenza, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

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

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.