Muscular Skeletal Medical Associates (MSMA)
This is a solo medical practice that began in 2002 primarily seeing injured workers under Workers Compensation for the State of California. Dr. Brubaker primarily saw injured workers until 2004 when he also expanded the practice to pain management. In 2006, two independent patients related to Dr. Brubaker that they did not want to take any narcotics, but rather medicinal cannabis for their chronic pain. This was the start for seeing patients who wanted a medical marijuana recommendations. It has expanded over time to be 30-60% of the practice. In addition, Dr. Brubaker also started seeing personal injury patients, because they usually have significant musculoskeletal injuries. Dr Brubaker is not viewed as POT DOC, but rather a physician who recommends cannabis as an alternative.
As a result of the changing Worker’s Compensation laws in California, Dr. Brubaker continues to see Worker’s Compensation patients, but on a limited basis.
The practice also sees private patients which include PPOs, Medicare, and private insurances. Dr. Brubaker does not see any managed care patient’s or Medi-Cal patients. These patients are only seen on a cash basis and mostly for second opinion.
Private insurances include:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
And, all private insurances
Health Insurance activity changes from year to year and therefore please call the office at 559-248-0116 to determine if Dr. Brubaker accepts his or her private insurance.
NOTE: INSURANCES DO NOT PAY FOR CANNABIS RECOMMENDATIONS!
Worker’s Compensation Insurances: A doctor in California must go on to a Medical Provider Network (MPN). Does known that Dr. Brubaker prolongs to are:
And many more depending on the employer