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We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Net near Vallejo, CA.

Dr. David Charles Schiff, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1100 Rose Drive; #140
Benicia, CA
 

Dr. David Schiff practices hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Benicia, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Solano Medical Center and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Schiff studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Jefferson University Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Schiff average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Douglas Alan Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Hospital Drive; Second Floor
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Dennis' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dennis's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Dennis's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Teodoro Pedro Nissen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Hospital Drive; Suite 303
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Teodoro Nissen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nissen attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nissen include pain management. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nissen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Joseph Michael Centeno, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Hospital Drive; Suite 303
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Centeno is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Vallejo, CA and Pinole, CA. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Centeno attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Centeno accepts. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Solano Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Centeno's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Hip Problems, Ultrasound, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.