We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept TRICARE Extra 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Auburn, CA. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Williams completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Williams speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting 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. Brandon Keith Hobel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Hobel works as a family medicine physician in Auburn, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Hobel speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Hobel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel.

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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 specializes in family medicine and urgent care. Patient reviews placed Dr. Michel at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. His professional 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. Randall Scott Cohen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Randall Cohen is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Cohen accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Cohen trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include testicular cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Arreola is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Alan Gruenefeldt's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Gruenefeldt's areas of expertise include general care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Gruenefeldt attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gruenefeldt trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gruenefeldt's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), partial knee replacement, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bergeson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bergeson accepts. Dr. Bergeson is open to new patients. He attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency.

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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)

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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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