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We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Health Net Healthy Heart HMO 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. 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: , 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, who practices in Auburn, CA and Roseville, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then he performed his residency at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Yabes is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yabes speaks Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

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

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, 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. Her clinical interests include testicular cancer and blood disorders. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arreola's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is professionally 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. 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, ligament problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

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

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

Dr. Randall Cohen's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 3.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, ... (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)

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

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.