We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Coventry HMO near Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Jennette Boakes sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Her medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Boakes 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. In her practice, Dr. Boakes focuses on orthopedic surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Boakes welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Surgical Repair, Orthopedic Surgery, Scoliosis, Osteotomy, Clubfoot, Trauma
Dr. Joel Lerman is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program.
Dr. Daniel Benson is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Benson takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Fractures, Trauma, Lower Back Problems
Dr. Michelle James works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. James is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. David Schiffman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Coventry, Kaiser Permanente, Coventry Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.
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Medicare Patient Conditions
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.