We found 13 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr Patrick James McGahan MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2801 K Street; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Patrick McGahan, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. McGahan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. McGahan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGahan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Chinese Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Or ... (Read more)

David B Coward MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.34 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
2801 K Street; Suite 310
Sacramento, CA

Dr. David Coward is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Sacramento, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Coward takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Coward is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery, Replacement Arthr ... (Read more)

Randall W Armstrong MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
Average rating 3.58 stars out of 5 (77 ratings)
3195 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Randall Armstrong's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Armstrong is especially interested in musculoskeletal injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Armstrong is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armstrong takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Injuries

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries

Matthew Lee Tweet MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Matthew Tweet's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tweet include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tweet takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Tweet welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis, Fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Orthop ... (Read more)

Dr Randall Kenneth Schaefer MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.51 stars out of 5 (26 ratings)
2801 K Street; Suite 505
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Randall Schaefer specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Schaefer is open to new patients. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoporosis, Arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr Thomas J Blumenfeld MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1020 29th Street; Suite 450
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Thomas Blumenfeld is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blumenfeld include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Blumenfeld completed a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Gregory Whitsett is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Whitsett's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis, Fractures

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Dr John Patrick Johnson MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Average rating 3.17 stars out of 5 (26 ratings)
3301 C Street; Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA

Dr. John Johnson is a neurosurgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Sacramento, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, neck problems, and ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Spine Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Johnson attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Johnson include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Johnson speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Ankylosing Spondylitis

All Interests: Neck Problems, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Back Problems

Dr David William Wang MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2801 K Street; Suite 310
Sacramento, CA

Dr. David Wang is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Wang attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Wang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

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Dr Bess E Brackett MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.94 stars out of 5 (79 ratings)
1040 56th Street
Sacremento, CA

Dr. Bess Brackett is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of strains, sprains, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Brackett is professionally affiliated with Sutter Amador Hospital. Dr. Brackett is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. She is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , Sprains, Fractures, Tendonitis

All Interests: Strains, Tendonitis, Sprains, Fractures

Dr William L Bargar MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Average rating 4.35 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
2801 K Street; Suite 310
Sacramento, CA

Dr. William Bargar is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Bargar's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bargar graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Tumor, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery, Cancer, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
4860 Y Street; Acc #3800
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Philip Wolinsky sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolinsky include fractures (broken bones) and trauma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolinsky takes. Dr. Wolinsky graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
Average rating 2.33 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4860 Y Street; Acc #3800
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Mark Lee's specialty is orthopedic trauma. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Trauma

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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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