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 is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Scott's clinical interests: osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Scott is professionally 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. Erik N Zeegen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 324
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Erik Zeegen practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Tarzana, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zeegen's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Zeegen attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tumor, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eli Ziv specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ziv's areas of expertise include the following: hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Ziv's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ziv is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Giliel Kryger is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kryger include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Kryger has received professional recognition including the following: Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgeon. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, and St. John's Regional Medical Center.

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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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Koopersmith's areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Koopersmith is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koopersmith honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Koopersmith's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Pean's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pean include sleep disorders, diabetes management, and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and HealthCare Partners, LLC. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pean welcomes new patients. She graduated from Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University. She trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. She speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Van Nuys, CA. These areas are among Dr. Ahluwalia's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Dr. Ahluwalia attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Ahluwalia is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Van Nuys, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Balfour attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Balfour (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Burton Liebross is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Liebross include menopause, kidney stones, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Liebross average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Liebross's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Liebross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nutrition Issues, ... (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 sees patients in Valencia, CA and Northridge, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Armenian. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Darakjian is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Darakjian has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 sees patients in Tarzana, CA and Encino, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Dr. Arasheben takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Arasheben trained at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Arasheben is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Byron Patterson is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. He works in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Patterson attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patterson completed a residency program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patterson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Albert Katz works as a pediatric rheumatologist and adult rheumatologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Katz include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. The average patient rating for Dr. Katz is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Katz attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Ramin Ganjianpour specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Mission Hills, CA and Encino, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ganjianpour honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ganjianpour is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Isaac Gorbaty, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology, Geriatrics
18411 Clark Street; 206
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Isaac Gorbaty is a nephrologist and geriatrician in Tarzana, CA. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, anti-aging, and diabetes management. Dr. Gorbaty is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Gorbaty has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Obesity, Anti-Aging, General Care, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Balbir Singh is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include general care, carpal tunnel syndrome, and nutrition issues. Dr. Singh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh attended Maulana Azad Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Weight Management, ... (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.
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