We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Western Health Advantage HMO near Sonoma, CA.
Dr. Michael Brown's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Dr. Brown's practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Robert Harf is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Sonoma, CA, Petaluma, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Harf's clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Harf average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Harf attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Harf is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)
Dr. Noah Weiss specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sonoma, CA and Novato, CA. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following:  Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Geiger's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Geiger at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geiger accepts.
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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.