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We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Savings Plan near Davis, CA.

Dr. Deepak Iyyadorai Sreedharan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2068 John Jones Road
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Deepak Sreedharan specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His clinical interests encompass pain management. Dr. Sreedharan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Sreedharan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Problems, Facet Injection, Spinal Injection, Epidural ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Khera Maayah, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2020 Sutter Place; #203
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Susan Maayah practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Maayah's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Maayah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Zoe Ann Tilton, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2020 Sutter Place; #203
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Zoe Tilton practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Tilton has a special interest in women's health issues. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Tilton studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Shawn Petersen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2020 Sutter Place; #104
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Michael Petersen is a Davis, CA physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Petersen include hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Petersen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Petersen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , distal radius fracture, arthritis, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven John Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
635 Anderson Road; Suite 10
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Steven Smith is a family practice physician in Davis, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Exercise Physiology, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bethleen J Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2020 Sutter Place; #203
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Bethelen Johnson is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Johnson's clinical interests include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson's practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center and Ventura County Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Kraig Katzenmeyer, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine
2020 Sutter Place; #101
Davis, CA
 

Dr. J. Katzenmeyer is a family practice physician, occupational medicine specialist, and aerospace medicine specialist. Dr. Katzenmeyer is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Sutter Health. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katzenmeyer takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Circumcision, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott McIntosh Porter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2020 Sutter Place; Suite 104
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Scott Porter is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Porter attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Porter focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Porter is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, achilles tendon problems, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, joint infection, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Billings Wiesner, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Jason Wiesner practices diagnostic radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wiesner include imaging procedures. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson, Dr. Wiesner attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Wiesner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Abdominal Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Interventions, MRI, Ultrasound, ... (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.