We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Health Net Healthy Heart 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Williams speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arreola's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Arreola's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner in Auburn, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include primary care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hobel takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Hobel speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Folsom, CA and Auburn, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine and urgent care. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Michel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG).

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Patients gave Dr. Cohen an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner in Auburn, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Gruenefeldt is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gruenefeldt has indicated that his clinical interests include primary care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gruenefeldt completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with 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: , 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bergeson has indicated that his clinical interests include hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), partial knee replacement, and orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bergeson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Wood's areas of expertise include rheumatic diseases. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to 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 an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, Dr. Tooma performed her residency at Southern Colorado Family Medicine. Her clinical interests include primary care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Tooma (or staff) is conversant in Arabic. She also offers interpreting services for Russian and Ukrainian-speaking patients. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She has an open panel.

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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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