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We found 33 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept TRICARE Prime Remote 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 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. 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)

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

Dr. John Lee is a surgical oncologist. He has a special interest in cancer surgery. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to 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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA, Fairfield, CA, and Vallejo, CA. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Dennis is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Dennis's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He welcomes 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 specializes in adult rheumatology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hojjati takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Hojjati graduated from Shaheed Beheshti Medical University and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael.

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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 is an internist in Sacramento, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Chen is especially interested in general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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 open to new patients. Dr. Chen is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chen is conversant in 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tweet attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He 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: , 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 practices pediatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Dr. Abramson honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. 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 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, 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 is a radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics specialist. In his practice, Dr. Chong focuses on imaging procedures. Dr. Chong is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chong trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital.

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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.