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We found 35 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage PPO ASO near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Janahn Carol Scalapino, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Janahn Scalapino specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Sacramento, CA. Patients rated Dr. Scalapino highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of vasculitis and rheumatic diseases. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scalapino accepts. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center and Mayo Clinic. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Scalapino speaks Medical Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Scalapino is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Smith is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Smith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yuhwan Hong, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Yuhwan Hong practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Dr. Hong attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Union Memorial Hospital for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marion W Leff, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Marion Leff's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Leff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Leff attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Leff average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leff honors. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Leff is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Webster Guile, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Guile is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Guile is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guile is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Guile attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Courtney A Tibble, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Courtney Tibble's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Tibble accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tibble is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Molly M Baker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Molly Baker's specialty is family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Baker is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey A Graham, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Graham, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Graham is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Valley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Graham is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa P Abramson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Abramson is a pediatric surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Abramson's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Abramson attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Abramson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Thoracic Cancer, Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, VATS Lung Surgery, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Wong sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include diabetes and metabolism. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Wong attended Temple University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. Dr. Wong is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Lee Tweet, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Tweet is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Tweet honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tweet is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Arthroscopy, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Alan Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4860 Y Street; Acc #3800
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Dennis is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis takes. Dr. Dennis graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Dennis's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, joint infection

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehrnaz Hojjati, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Mehrnaz Hojjati is an adult rheumatology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hojjati include rheumatic diseases. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hojjati attended Shaheed Beheshti Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Hojjati is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander King Chen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Chen's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Chen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Soyle Lee, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2800 L Street; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. John Lee practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Sacramento, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stomach Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy L Graf, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2801 K Street; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Joy Graf practices pediatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graf takes. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Graf attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Ovarian ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.