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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 Dermatology, Other
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA
 

Dr. Eitan Homa specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Petaluma, CA and Hercules, CA. He has a special interest in skin issues and mohs surgery. Patients rated Dr. Homa highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Homa's education and training includes medical school at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and 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. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

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

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

Dr. Michael Yang's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yang takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Yang is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He 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)

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

Dr. Jennifer Krasnoff works as a dermatologist. Dr. Krasnoff (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She has indicated that her clinical interests include skin issues. Dr. Krasnoff is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. Dr. Krasnoff has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Krasnoff is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, ... (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 rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pope include pain management. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Pope has an open panel.

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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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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.