We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept PacifiCare HMO near Auburn, CA.

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Dr. Benjamin Alexander Williams II, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11720 Education Street; Suite 224
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Williams works as an orthopedic surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams accepts. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Williams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raad Andrew A. Al-Shaikh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11720 Education Street; Suite 1
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Raad Al-Shaikh is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Al-Shaikh completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Al-Shaikh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP).

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Dr. Jeffrey M Bergeson, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11795 Education Street; #110
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bergeson, who practices in Auburn, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bergeson's areas of expertise include hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), partial knee replacement, and orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bergeson's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Partial Knee Replacement, Orthopedic ... (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.

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