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We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Coventry HMO near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Jennette L Boakes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 L Street; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jennette Boakes specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In her practice, Dr. Boakes focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boakes takes. Dr. Boakes has an open panel. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Repair, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Scoliosis, Osteotomy, Clubfoot, Trauma

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2425 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Joel Lerman is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lerman accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 University Avenue; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Benson practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benson graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Fractures, Trauma, Lower Back Problems

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2425 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michelle James specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. James is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 Morse Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Schiffman works as an orthopedic surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Schiffman studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Coventry, Kaiser Permanente, and Coventry Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.