We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Western Health Advantage HMO near Sonoma, CA.
Dr. Michael Brown is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Brown attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Robert Harf is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Harf average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harf's clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Harf completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.
Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)
Dr. Noah Weiss is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Weiss honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Weiss has received the following distinction:  Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Geiger works as an orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Geiger's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geiger takes.
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Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.
Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
- Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
- Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
- Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
- Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
- Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part
Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.