I'll post this for general reference, but also email Kev as I'm reading
this post a bit late.
Mypreference is to use fellow windsurfer-docs whenever possible. There
are two excellent options locally, both of whom I know well:
Neuro: Robert Miller: 415-600-3604 (CPMC)
Both are in SF and worked closely with me in my old position prior to my
retirement. Both have superb people-skills as well as top-notch medical
approaches. And they both are great WS'ers!
Only problem may be Blue Cross. Miller probably accepts, but Stone may
In any case, they will be sympathetic -- and please mention my name.
> I strongly recommend that you look for a specialist called a
> "Physiatrist". They specialize in body mechanics and as such they
> deal with parapalegics. Folks like you and me with disk problems
> are pieces of cake for them. They don't do surgery, so they will
> typically recommend surgery only if they think it necessary, not
> because they have Porsche payment due.
> I don't know if she's still in the area, but Dr Barbara Bamman is
> an absolutely outstanding Physiatrist who helped my wife and several
> friends several years ago.
> Good luck!
> > Anybody have a good doctor in the SF area that they can recommend?
> > Preferably somebody that accepts Blue Cross. I don't mind driving a
> > little to see a good doctor.
> > Anyway, I don't have a general practioner that I see up here, so it's
> > time to find one. I have a pinched nerve in my neck, and I need to see
> > somebody... either a general practictioner or a neurologist (although,
> > a lot of those guys won't see anybody w/o a referral).
> > While we're at it, how about orthopaedists? I'm not crazy about mine.
> > TIA
> > kev