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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 works as an adolescent medicine specialist and sports medicine specialist in Encino, CA and Tarzana, CA. Dr. Scott's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Scott completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has received the distinction of 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Pean has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pean graduated from Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University. Her residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. She speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She welcomes 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 is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA. Her areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave Dr. Koopersmith a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Koopersmith completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Koopersmith include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. Dr. Koopersmith's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Katz's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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 areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ziv's areas of clinical interest consist of hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ziv's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of 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. He is conversant in 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Kryger honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Kryger attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kryger speaks 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ahluwalia attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ahluwalia takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ahluwalia has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Balfour (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Patient ratings for Dr. Balfour average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Balfour is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Valencia, CA and Northridge, CA. Dr. Darakjian speaks Armenian. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Darakjian completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Darakjian has an open panel.

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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 specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Arasheben's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arasheben accepts. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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. He 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. Burton A Liebross, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Tarzana, CA. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Liebross's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Liebross attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Liebross include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liebross has an open panel.

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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 Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in pediatric sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Patterson attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Dr. Patterson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 is an oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Javadi include osteoporosis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javadi takes. After attending Ankara University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Javadi (or staff) speaks German, Persian, and Turkish. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Javadi 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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Ganjianpour highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ganjianpour include minimally invasive surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ganjianpour honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. He welcomes new patients. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. He speaks Persian.

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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 works as an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Gofnung (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menstrual disorders, and sexual dysfunction. He is affiliated with UCLA Health. Dr. Gofnung 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in adult nephrology. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, general care, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Singh studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Singh trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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.