We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Net near Vallejo, CA.
Dr. David Schiff is a hand surgeon, spine surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Benicia, CA. Dr. Schiff is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Solano Medical Center and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schiff accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Jefferson University Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. Douglas Dennis is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dennis is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dennis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Dennis is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee ... (Read more)
Dr. Teodoro Nissen's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Nissen an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nissen include pain management. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nissen accepts. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center. Dr. Nissen is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Pain Management
Dr. Joseph Centeno's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Centeno honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Centeno attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Solano Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Hip Problems, Ultrasound, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (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.