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We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Western Health Advantage HMO near Sonoma, CA.

Dr. Michael Abe Brown, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
651 1st Street W; Suite K
Sonoma, CA

Dr. Michael Brown is an orthopedic surgeon in Sonoma, CA and Novato, CA. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. He 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. Dr. Brown is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robert Alan Harf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
181 Andrieux Street; Suite 111
Sonoma, CA

Dr. Robert Harf specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sonoma, CA, Petaluma, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. In his practice, Dr. Harf focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Harf is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Harf speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Noah D Weiss, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
357 Perkins Street
Sonoma, CA

Dr. Noah Weiss' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Weiss's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Weiss takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Weiss has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
181 Andrieux; Suite 106
Sonoma, CA

Dr. Robert Geiger works as an orthopedist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. Dr. Geiger graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.