Getting You Back to Normal—for Life!
When your shoulders glide and rotate as they’re supposed to, you give little thought to the intricate biomechanics they require, and how much has to go right for you to live the life you do. It is only when injury strikes that you realize all that you miss when your shoulders are compromised, and how arduous the simplest activities of daily life can become.
SRO Shoulder Care Team
The board-certified and fellowship-trained sub-specialist physicians at Santa Rosa Orthopaedics know how critical it is for you to receive expert care when you have sustained a shoulder injury, whether from a traumatic event or a slowly developing chronic condition. Their goal is always to diagnose, repair and rehabilitate shoulder injuries and restore patients to their maximum possible function. They are assisted by an experienced support team where every member has an assigned role that is critical to excellent patient outcomes. This includes medical assistants, physical and occupational therapists and an on-site diagnostic imaging staff using the latest in imaging equipment.
Common Shoulder Problems
Our dedicated Shoulder Team has the knowledge and experience to evaluate, diagnose and treat a number of conditions, including but not limited to:
Whether your condition requires expert diagnosis followed by a simple rehabilitation program or a more extensive surgical procedure, SRO Shoulder Care is a comprehensive resource ready to assist you. To learn more or to make an appointment with a shoulder specialist, call 707-546-1922 or use our online form.
Meet Our Shoulder Physicians
Neema Pourtaheri, M.D.
Dr. Neema Pourtaheri enjoyed a successful practice as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in elbow and shoulder care in Southhampton, New York before coming west to join Santa Rosa Orthopedics in 2017. Learn More …
Michael J. McDermott, M.D.
Dr. Michael McDermott is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, with long experience in general orthopedic surgery. His career has spanned patients ranging from adolescent, high school, college, professional and Olympic athletes through middle-aged recreational enthusiasts to seniors seeking relief from osteoarthritis. A co-director of the Sports Medicine Center at SRO, his practice emphasizes complex reconstruction and minimally invasive procedures for the knee… Learn More …
Michelle Nentwig, M.D.
Dr. Michelle Nentwig is the newest addition to the medical staff at Santa Rosa Orthopaedics, having arrived in August, 2022 after completing her orthopedic trauma fellowship training at Pennsylvania State University’s Hershey Medical Center.
After graduating summa cum laude from Wichita State University for her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Nentwig entered the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where she obtained both her M.D. degree and her five-year residency training in orthopedic surgery. Learn More …
Gary A. Stein, M.D.
Dr. Gary Stein is a board-certified specialist in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, and back care. A pioneer in developing minimally invasive techniques for hip and knee replacement surgery, he is co-director of the Sports Medicine Center at SRO and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Learn More …