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 is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Homa's areas of clinical interest consist of skin issues and mohs surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Homa is a graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Homa (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Krasnoff is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in Hercules, CA and Petaluma, CA. Patients gave Dr. Krasnoff an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in skin issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Krasnoff welcomes new patients. She graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Krasnoff (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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. Michael Yang's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include pain management. Dr. Yang's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Yang speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Yang 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. In his practice, Dr. Pope focuses on pain management. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pope honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting 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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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.