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We found 5 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Francisco, CA, San Rafael, CA, and Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan 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. His 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: , 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 orthopedic surgeon. 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. He is an in-network provider 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. Cox obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Armen Serebrakian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1000a Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Armen Serebrakian is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Serebrakian has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Serebrakian attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. 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 Dr. Serebrakian's 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and spine problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Mayle is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Kyphoplasty, Hip Problems, Stenosis, Ultrasound, Herniated Disc, Complex Spine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerald Kangelaris is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works 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 an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting 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: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, ... (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.