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We found 8 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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Fairfield, CA and Davis, CA. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Sreedharan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sreedharan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Maayah is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. She trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Maayah focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Maayah is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Maayah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Maayah is open to 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Tilton is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Tilton speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tilton's practice is open to 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. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Petersen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Petersen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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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 practitioner in Davis, CA. 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. In his practice, Dr. Smith focuses on general care. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Davis, CA. In her practice, Dr. Johnson focuses on women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Johnson welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner, occupational medicine specialist, and aerospace medicine specialist in Davis, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Katzenmeyer's areas of expertise include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Katzenmeyer's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Sutter Health, Dr. Katzenmeyer attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Porter is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Porter is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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)

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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.