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We found 26 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Molina Healthcare near Encino, CA.

Dr. Joshua C Scott, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Sports Medicine
5353 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 202
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Scott's specialties are adolescent medicine and sports medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Scott is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Scott trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Marie Therese Pean, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
18411 Clark Street; Suite 202
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University. Dr. Pean's medical residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Pean average 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pean speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Varicose Veins, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tina Beth Koopersmith, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
13320 Riverside Drive; #220
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Tina Koopersmith's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Koopersmith average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Koopersmith graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
18411 Clark Street; Suite 201
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Albert Katz is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Katz attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Katz's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Eli T Ziv, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14624 Sherman Way; Suite 400
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Eli Ziv is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Van Nuys, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, and Valencia, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Ziv is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Ziv focuses on hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ziv is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Giliel Stefan Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Giliel Kryger practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Kryger average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna. Dr. Kryger graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raj S Ahluwalia, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Van Nuys, CA and Panorama City, CA. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahluwalia include minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ahluwalia is open to new patients. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

Dr. George Walter Balfour, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14624 Sherman Way; #303
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. George Balfour is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Van Nuys, CA. Dr. Balfour graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Patient ratings for Dr. Balfour average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balfour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hrair E Darakjian, MEd, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18531 Roscoe Boulevard; #215
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Darakjian specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Valencia, CA and Northridge, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Darakjian's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Darakjian takes. Dr. Darakjian is conversant in Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Armin Shlomy Arasheben, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5353 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 110
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Armin Arasheben practices family medicine in Tarzana, CA and Encino, CA. Dr. Arasheben has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Arasheben include menopause, migraine, and general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arasheben attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse for residency. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Burton A Liebross, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Liebross's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liebross's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Glomerulonephritis, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Byron Oliver Patterson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
18411 Clark Street; Suite 302
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Byron Patterson works as a pediatric sports medicine specialist in Tarzana, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Patterson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA for residency. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Patterson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
19231 Victory Boulevard; Suite 103
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Nader Javadi, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Reseda, CA, is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He has indicated that his clinical interests include osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Javadi attended Ankara University and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Javadi (or staff) speaks German, Persian, and Turkish. Dr. Javadi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis

Dr. Ramin Ganjianpour, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17779 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 101
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Ganjianpour's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Ganjianpour attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. He speaks Persian. Dr. Ganjianpour is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ganjianpour welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Yaroslav Arkady Gofnung, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 225
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Yaroslav Gofnung specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in North Hollywood, CA, Westlake Village, CA, and Thousand Oaks, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, menstrual disorders, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Gofnung accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Gofnung (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with UCLA Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Menstrual Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6740 Vesper Avenue; Suite 102
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Balbir Singh is an adult nephrology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include migraine, general care, and carpal tunnel syndrome. On average, patients gave Dr. Singh a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. Before performing his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Singh attended Maulana Azad Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Singh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Headache, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Weight ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.