We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Western Health Advantage HMO near Sonoma, CA.
Dr. Michael Brown is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Brown attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Dr. Brown has an open panel.
Dr. Robert Harf is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harf include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Harf is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Harf speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Harf's practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: ACL joint pathology, ACL reconstruction, Ankle ligament repair, Ankle reconstruction, Ankle ... (Read more)
Dr. Noah Weiss, who practices in Sonoma, CA and Novato, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinction:  Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Weiss is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: ACL reconstruction, Ankle ligament repair, Ankle reconstruction, Ankle replacement, Ankle tendon ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Geiger's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geiger accepts. Dr. Geiger attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.
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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.