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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Ullah accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Ullah attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She is conversant in Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Strains, Homeopathic Treatment, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, ... (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 orthopedist in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Cox is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cox has an open panel.

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

Dr. Keith Chan's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendonitis

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

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

Dr. Armen Serebrakian's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Serebrakian graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Serebrakian's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Surfer's Ear, Otoplasty, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Mayle is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mayle include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), spine problems, and orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mayle trained at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Mayle 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Redlin graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Redlin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Redlin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kangelaris's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: Fine Needle Aspiration, Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Ear Infection, Sinuplasty, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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 practices in Corte Madera, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. Dr. Cheung is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is accepting new patients. She is conversant in 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.
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