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We found 65 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. David William Wang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2801 K Street; Suite 310
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Wang is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Sacramento, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David B Coward, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2801 K Street; Suite 310
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Coward's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Coward is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Coward include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Coward is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Coward's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Coward has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph W Armstrong, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
3195 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Randall Armstrong is a rehabilitation physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Armstrong focuses on musculoskeletal injuries. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Armstrong completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries

Dr. Stephen C Weber, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2801 K Street; Suite 310
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Weber specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Weber (or staff) is conversant in German. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. In his practice, Dr. Weber focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. The average patient rating for Dr. Weber is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weber honors. Dr. Weber has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3831 N. Freeway Boulevard; #105
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. William Conard practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Conard accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Conard obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Mindfulness, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Facet Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick James McGahan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2801 K Street; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Patrick McGahan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. McGahan has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. McGahan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Ultrasound, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Vincent C Marino
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
2801 K Street; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Marino works as a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA, Novato, CA, and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Marino trained at a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is affiliated with Novato Community Hospital. Dr. Marino is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), arthritis, achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Janahn Scalapino practices adult rheumatology. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center and Mayo Clinic. In her practice, Dr. Scalapino focuses on vasculitis and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Scalapino is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. She speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Scalapino's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include musculoskeletal surgery. Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic 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: , 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 is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Dr. Hong is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hong's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hong attended New York Medical College for medical school.

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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 is a family practitioner. Dr. Leff graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Leff has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Leff's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Guile is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. His clinical interests include women's health issues. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Guile's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Guile is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Tibble's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tibble takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Baker's clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Baker is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2825 J Street; #440
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jamali average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jamali include musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Jamali has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Jamali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, bursitis, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, joint infection

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Sacramento, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Graham is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Graham graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Valley Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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