We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Coventry HSA near Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Jennette Boakes' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boakes accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Boakes attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Boakes's practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Surgical Repair, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Scoliosis, Osteotomy, Clubfoot, Trauma
Dr. Joel Lerman is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program for residency.
Dr. Daniel Benson's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Fractures, Trauma, Lower Back Problems
Dr. Michelle James is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. James is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. David Schiffman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sacramento, CA. He accepts Coventry, Kaiser Permanente, Coventry Bronze, and more. Dr. Schiffman studied medicine 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.