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We found 4 providers with an interest in chemodenervation and who accept Health Net near Petaluma, CA.

Dr. Eitan Amadeus Homa, MD
Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA
 

Dr. Eitan Homa works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Homa is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriasis, cosmetic skin treatment, and mohs surgery. Dr. Homa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Homa has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. In addition to English, Dr. Homa (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Chemical Peels, Rosacea, Spider ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Bronwynne Krasnoff, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Krasnoff specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology and practices in Hercules, CA and Petaluma, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Krasnoff's clinical interests include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krasnoff welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Krasnoff (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Chemical Peels, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
157 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA
 

Dr. Michael Yang is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Yang's clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Yang graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang accepts. Dr. Yang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Medication Management, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
157 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA
 

Dr. Jason Pope practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Santa Rosa, CA and Petaluma, CA. He is especially interested in pain management. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pope accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Pope is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Mindfulness, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Facet Injection, Nerve ... (Read more)

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What is Chemodenervation?

Chemodenervation is a type of treatment that stops unwanted or overactive sensations and movements. A very small dose of strong chemicals is injected into the affected nerve or muscle, blocking movement and pain in a small and specific area. Chemodenervation may use substances such as phenol or alcohol, but the most well-known agent is botulinum toxin, commonly in the form of Botox. Originally approved to treat wrinkles, Botox is now used to treat a wide variety of disorders.

Chemodenervation can be used to treat many different disorders that cause pain or unwanted movement. Some of these include:

  • Spasticity, or tight, stiff muscle movement
  • Cerebral palsy, which can cause exaggerated or uncontrolled movement
  • Dystonia, or cramping and involuntary motions
  • Migraine
  • Overactive bladder
  • Some kinds of chronic pain, including sciatica
  • Certain voice disorders
  • Excess salivation

Depending on the area being treated, a chemodenervation session may take only a few minutes or as long as an hour. In some cases, an ultrasound will be used to guide the injection to exactly the right spot. Although results may be felt immediately, it may take 5 to 7 days for full effect. Results usually last several months.