We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Coventry HMO near Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Jennette Boakes is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Clinical interests for Dr. Boakes include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Boakes accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Bronze. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Boakes is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Club foot repair, Congenital deformities surgery, Ilizarov and spatial frame deformity correction, ... (Read more)
Dr. Joel Lerman practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program.
Dr. Jon Davids is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery specialist. He speaks Spanish. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Davids is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Bronze.
Dr. Daniel Benson is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Low Back, Neck, Spine, Deformity, Trauma/Fractures
Dr. Michelle James' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in Sacramento, CA. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. James graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. David Schiffman, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Kaiser Permanente, and Coventry Bronze. Dr. Schiffman is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.
Conditions / Treatments
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.