We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Net near Vallejo, CA.
Dr. David Schiff is a specialist in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Benicia, CA. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Schiff trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Jefferson University Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schiff accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He has an open panel.
Dr. Douglas Dennis works as an orthopedic surgeon in Sacramento, CA, Fairfield, CA, and Vallejo, CA. Dr. Dennis's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He studied medicine 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 honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Orthopedic Surgery, ACL joint pathology, ACL reconstruction, Ankle arthritis, Ankle pain, Ankle ... (Read more)
Dr. Jason Huffman specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Huffman's professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huffman welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.
Dr. Teodoro Nissen is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nissen include pain management. On average, patients gave Dr. Nissen a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Nissen's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center. Dr. Nissen is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Arthritis of the hip and knee, Hip injury, Knee injury, Shoulder injury, Pain Management, ... (Read more)
Dr. Joseph Centeno practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Solano Medical Center. Dr. Centeno is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: ACL reconstruction, Carpal tunnel release surgery, Elbow surgery, Hip problems, Hip replacement, ... (Read more)
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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.