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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA POS near San Rafael, CA.

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

Dr. Keith Chan is an orthopedist. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chan trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Chan 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cox is especially interested in knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cox is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cox is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes 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. 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. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Mayle performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and spine problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to 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. Armen Serebrakian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1000a Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Armen Serebrakian works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Serebrakian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian, French, and Persian. Dr. Serebrakian is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Serebrakian takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Gerald Kangelaris' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kangelaris accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, ... (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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Redlin include hand surgery procedures. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Redlin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Catherine Cheung practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Corte Madera, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cheung is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Cheung speaks Cantonese.

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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.