We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Auburn, CA.

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Dr. Kevin H Higashigawa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
11795 Education Street; Suite 110
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Higashigawa is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Auburn, CA. Dr. Higashigawa's areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Reverse Total ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, dislocation, ligament problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

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

Dr. Kristin Nicole Arreola, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11795 Education Street; #232
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Arreola practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of testicular cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Arreola honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Arreola's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brandon Keith Hobel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Hobel works as a family medicine physician in Auburn, CA. Dr. Hobel attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include primary care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Hobel is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone diseases

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis William Michel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
11795 Education Street; Suite 110
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Michel specializes in family medicine and urgent care. Dr. Michel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. Dr. Michel's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Sprains

Dr. Randall Scott Cohen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Randall Cohen sees patients in Auburn, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Cohen trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency. Dr. Cohen is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan F Gruenefeldt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
404 Auburn - Folsom Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Alan Gruenefeldt is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gruenefeldt has indicated that his clinical interests include primary care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gruenefeldt's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Primary Care, Strains, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Sprains, Skin ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, hip arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Partial Knee Replacement, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Lipscomb Wood Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
11985 Heritage Oak Place; #220
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Neil Wood works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Wood attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Wood focuses on rheumatic diseases. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Wood is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Raja S Tooma, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13300 New Airport Road; Suite 100
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Raja Tooma is a family practice physician. She has indicated that her clinical interests include primary care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Tooma honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Tooma is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. She trained at Southern Colorado Family Medicine for residency. Dr. Tooma (or staff) is conversant in Arabic. She also offers language support for Russian and Ukrainian-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Primary Care, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.
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