We found 25 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. He is especially interested in osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Scott takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Scott 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 general internist in Van Nuys, CA and Tarzana, CA. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pean include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Pean is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Pean takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University and then she performed her residency at Coney Island Hospital. She speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Giliel Kryger's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kryger speaks Hebrew. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, and St. John's Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Kryger attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kryger average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kryger takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna. He has received professional recognition including the following: Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgeon.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Tina Koopersmith, who practices in Sherman Oaks, CA, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Koopersmith average 4.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Koopersmith accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Koopersmith graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Albert Katz is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. His areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Katz graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Katz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Accountable Health Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ziv is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ziv welcomes new patients. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Dr. Ahluwalia attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahluwalia's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahluwalia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

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

Dr. Burton Liebross is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liebross include menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. Dr. Liebross's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Liebross is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Liebross is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Glomerulonephritis, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nutrition ... (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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Darakjian completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Darakjian is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Armenian. Dr. Darakjian's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a family medicine practitioner. Patient ratings for Dr. Arasheben average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Arasheben takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Arasheben is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Byron Patterson's specialty is pediatric sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Patterson focuses on osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patterson completed a residency program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Dr. Patterson is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. George Balfour is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Van Nuys, CA. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balfour graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Balfour (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Balfour 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. Ramin Ganjianpour, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17779 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 101
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Ganjianpour is an orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ganjianpour include minimally invasive surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ganjianpour is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Accountable Health Plans, and more. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. He speaks Persian. Dr. Ganjianpour's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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

Dr. Balbir Singh's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include migraine, general care, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Singh is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Singh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Accountable Health Plans, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 200
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Peter Rubenstein's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rubenstein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rubenstein is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rubenstein is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nader Javadi's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Javadi has a special interest in osteoporosis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Javadi attended medical school at Ankara University. Dr. Javadi (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, Persian, and Turkish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Javadi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis

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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.
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