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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ullah include general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In addition to English, Dr. Ullah speaks Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. She 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Chan's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. Dr. Chan has an open panel. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. In addition to English, he 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Serebrakian attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Serebrakian (or staff) speaks Armenian, French, and Persian. Dr. Serebrakian is professionally affiliated with 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: Surfer's Ear, Otoplasty, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Cox is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cox include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox accepts. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Cox has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayle include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), spine problems, and orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Mayle attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Mayle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Gerald Kangelaris' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kangelaris has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kangelaris accepts. Dr. Kangelaris is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency 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)

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 and practices in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. She has a special interest in hand surgery procedures. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Redlin is a graduate of 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 professionally 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)

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 is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Cheung is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has an open panel.

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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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