We found 29 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Health Net HMO near Sherman Oaks, CA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18039 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. David Feingold specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, osteoporosis, and sports health. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Feingold takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Feingold welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Feingold trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Feingold speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott accepts. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Scott has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is 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

Dr. Marie Therese Pean, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
14624 Sherman Way; Suite 401
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Pean speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pean include menopause, migraine, and general care. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University and performed her residency at Coney Island Hospital. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pean is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice 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)

Dr. Deirdre D Ryan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 311
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Deirdre Ryan specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA, Tarzana, CA, and Arcadia, CA. Dr. Ryan's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her distinctions include: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Poster Award Winner; Best Pediatric Poster Variability of the Anterior Humeral Line in Pediatric; and Patients with Normal Elbows 2015, Top Doctors Designation, Pasadena Magazine, 2011-2014. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems, Foot Problems, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Trauma

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

Dr. Albert Katz's specialties are pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. In Dr. Katz's practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Accountable Health Plans, and more. 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. Dr. Katz is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting 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 works as an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Sherman Oaks, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Koopersmith is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koopersmith's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and 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. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Philip H Conwisar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 210
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Philip Conwisar works as an orthopedic surgeon in North Hollywood, CA, Sherman Oaks, CA, and Valencia, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Conwisar include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is a graduate of 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Conwisar is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Kamran K Kamrava, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
6915 Reseda Boulevard; Suite I
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Kamrava's specialties are general practice and family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Kamrava is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Substance Abuse, Diabetes Management, Holistic Approaches, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joey Alan Brett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13320 Riverside Drive; Suite 104
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Joey Brett is a Sherman Oaks, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, thyroid problems, and holistic approaches. Patients gave Dr. Brett an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Brett attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Brett (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Diabetes Management, Holistic Approaches, Osteoporosis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eli T Ziv, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14624 Sherman Way; Suite 303
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Eli Ziv specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ziv's areas of expertise consist of hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ziv attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahluwalia at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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. In addition to English, Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Darakjian is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Darakjian include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Darakjian attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specialty is family medicine. Dr. Arasheben's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Arasheben is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 204
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Norman Lavin works as an endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist in Tarzana, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes management, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Lavin attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lavin takes. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lavin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Obesity, ... (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. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Patient ratings for Dr. Balfour average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Balfour (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Balfour 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. Burton A Liebross, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross specializes in adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Liebross average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Liebross attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Liebross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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