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We found 5 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 is a Benicia, CA physician who specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schiff is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schiff is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Jefferson University Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College.

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis takes. Dr. Dennis graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Dennis's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jason Thomas Huffman, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Hospital Drive; Suite 303
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Jason Huffman is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Helena, CA, Vallejo, CA, and Napa, CA. Dr. Huffman's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Huffman is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Teodoro Nissen is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nissen is especially interested in pain management. He is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center. Dr. Nissen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Centeno is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Centeno completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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.