We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Coventry HMO near Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Jennette Boakes is an orthopedic surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Her clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Boakes is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and more. Dr. Boakes is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Surgical Repair, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Scoliosis, Osteotomy, Clubfoot, Trauma
Dr. Joel Lerman specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lerman honors. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program.
Dr. Daniel Benson sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Fractures, Trauma, Lower Back Problems
Dr. Michelle James is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Shield. Dr. James attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. David Schiffman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schiffman graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Coventry, Kaiser Permanente, and Coventry Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schiffman takes.
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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.