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We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA POS near San Rafael, CA.

Dr. Nushrat Jahan Ullah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 200
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Nushrat Ullah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Ullah's clinical interests encompass general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Bengali. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Ullah has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Strains, Homeopathic Treatment, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Wei Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Keith Chan's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chan is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Chan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher V Cox, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Cox is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. He speaks Spanish. In Dr. Cox's practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Cox attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Cox is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Outpatient Care, Revision Arthroplasty, Partial ... (Read more)

Dr. Armen Serebrakian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1000a Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Armen Serebrakian practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Serebrakian average 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serebrakian honors. In addition to English, Dr. Serebrakian (or staff) speaks Armenian, French, and Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Otoplasty, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Mayle Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Robert Mayle is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA, San Rafael, CA, and Stanford, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and spine problems. Dr. Mayle is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Mayle attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, joint infection, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Tendon Repair, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hillary Green Redlin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
599 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 102
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Hillary Redlin is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Redlin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures. Dr. Redlin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Redlin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , distal radius fracture, arthritis, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Tumor, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald T Kangelaris, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1050 Northgate Drive; Suite 250-b
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Gerald Kangelaris is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in San Rafael, CA and San Francisco, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Kangelaris is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kangelaris studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kangelaris completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Ear Infection, Sinuplasty, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
599 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 102
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Cheung's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She speaks Cantonese. Dr. Cheung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cheung's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), ligament problems, achilles tendonitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Overuse Injuries, ... (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.