We found 6 orthopedic surgeons who accept Coventry HSA near Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Jennette Boakes' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boakes include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Boakes is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. 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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lerman's medical residency was performed at Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.
Dr. Jon Davids is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery specialist. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Davids is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Bronze. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Dr. Daniel Benson's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benson takes.
Clinical interests: Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Fractures, Trauma, Lower Back Problems
Dr. Michelle James is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. James is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. David Schiffman's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Coventry, Kaiser Permanente, and Coventry Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schiffman attended medical school at 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.