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We found 33 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 practices adult rheumatology. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center and Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Scalapino's clinical interests encompass vasculitis and rheumatic diseases. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scalapino is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She 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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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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. Before completing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hong attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Hong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, ... (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. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Leff include general care. Dr. Leff is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Leff has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Guile include women's health issues. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Guile is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Tibble's clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baker include general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Baker is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is professionally 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Graham is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Valley Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include women's health issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Graham is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. John Lee, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, Dr. Lee focuses on cancer surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Lee welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Daniel Wong works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Wong's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Douglas Dennis is an orthopedic surgeon in Sacramento, CA, Fairfield, CA, and Vallejo, CA. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dennis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Dennis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 a rheumatologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in rheumatic diseases. Dr. Hojjati's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from Shaheed Beheshti Medical University and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Hojjati is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Matthew Tweet's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Tweet is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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

Dr. Lisa Abramson's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Abramson completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abramson is open to new patients.

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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)

Dr. Christopher Lee Chong, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Radiological Physics, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
3161 L Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Chong practices radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chong include imaging procedures. Dr. Chong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chong's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sports Health, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Imaging, Lung Problems, ... (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.