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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept SutterSelect near Fairfield, CA.

Dr. Deepak Iyyadorai Sreedharan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2720 Low Court
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Deepak Sreedharan's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Fairfield, CA and Davis, CA. His areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Sreedharan is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sreedharan trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Sreedharan speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Sreedharan has an open panel.

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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. Marlene Elizabeth Hargreaves, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2702 Low Court; Department of Ob/gyn
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Marlene Freeman specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Freeman is especially interested in women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freeman takes. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Freeman trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Freeman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. 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. Douglas Alan Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2702 Low Court
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Dennis' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dennis is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis honors. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, joint infection

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

Dr. Frederick C Blair, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1234 Empire Street
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Blair, who practices in Fairfield, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blair has a special interest in women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blair's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Blair attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, HPV, ... (Read more)

Dr. John C Kofoed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2702 Low Court
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. John Kofoed's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Kofoed is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kofoed honors. Dr. Kofoed has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, joint infection, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Hand Fracture, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Jianyu Xu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2720 Low Court
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Jianyu Xu is an adult endocrinology specialist in Fairfield, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Xu include diabetes and metabolism. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her education and training includes medical school at Fujian Medical University and residency at James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Dr. Xu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark S Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1234 Empire Street
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Mark Sullivan's medical specialty is family medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sullivan is especially interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sullivan honors. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Sullivan attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Sullivan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Allergy Testing, Asthma, ... (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.