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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 is an adolescent medicine specialist and sports medicine specialist in Encino, CA and Tarzana, CA. Dr. Scott's clinical interests include osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Dr. Scott performed his residency 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 specializes in general internal medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Pean include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Pean honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University and residency at Coney Island Hospital. She is conversant in French. Dr. Pean is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Pean is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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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. He works in Tarzana, CA. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Katz has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Katz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Tina Koopersmith's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koopersmith is especially interested in menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Koopersmith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Koopersmith attended Duke University School of Medicine. 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)

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

Dr. Giliel Kryger's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kryger's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Kryger average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Ziv is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ziv accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ziv's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ziv completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ziv 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. Raj S Ahluwalia, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Ahluwalia's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ahluwalia is accepting new patients. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. In addition to English, Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

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

Dr. Hrair Darakjian practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Darakjian include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Darakjian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Darakjian attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, Dr. Arasheben attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Arasheben include menopause, migraine, and general care. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arasheben accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Arasheben 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. George Walter Balfour, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14624 Sherman Way; #303
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. George Balfour practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Van Nuys, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Balfour attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. 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. Burton A Liebross, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross is an adult nephrology specialist in Tarzana, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liebross include menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Liebross include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liebross is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. His practice 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. Byron Oliver Patterson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
18411 Clark Street; Suite 302
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Byron Patterson is a pediatric sports medicine specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Patterson's areas of expertise consist of osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Patterson obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

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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 is an oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Beverly Hills, CA and Reseda, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Javadi include osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Javadi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Javadi graduated from Ankara University and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Javadi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German, Persian, and Turkish.

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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 sees patients in Mission Hills, CA and Encino, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Ganjianpour a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ganjianpour include minimally invasive surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Ganjianpour attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Ganjianpour speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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

Dr. Balbir Singh is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Van Nuys, CA. Before completing his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Singh attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Singh's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, general care, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Singh average 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Peter Rubenstein specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Rubenstein's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Rubenstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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