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We found 26 sports medicine providers who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Tarzana, CA.

Dr. Joshua C Scott, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Sports Medicine
18411 Clark Street; Suite 302
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Scott's specialties are adolescent medicine and sports medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Scott is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Scott trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18531 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite #202
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Perelman works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Northridge, CA, Hawthorne, CA, and Lancaster, CA. He has a special interest in massage, migraine, and holistic approaches. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Perelman attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perelman's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Sports Health, Headache, Holistic Approaches, Massage, Osteopathic Medicine

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

Dr. Byron Patterson works as a pediatric sports medicine specialist in Tarzana, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Patterson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA for residency. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Patterson is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Nadel is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Nadel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Nadel attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Nadel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tracy Lynn Zaslow, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Other, Sports Medicine
5353 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 202
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Tracy Zaslow sees patients in Encino, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialty is sports medicine. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Zaslow performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zaslow honors. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Special Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics; Top Doc, Pasadena Magazine, 2013, 2015; and Special Achievement Award: American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapter 2. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Concussion, Overuse Injuries, Fractures

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Hamilton specializes in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamilton is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 311
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Michael Shapiro practices orthopedic trauma and sports medicine in Tarzana, CA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Shapiro attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Carlos Alberto Guanche, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Guanche's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Guanche graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Guanche include: Southern California Super Doctors and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors.

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7230 Medical Center Drive, Suite 503; Suite 503
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. James Fox works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fox honors. Dr. Fox graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Fox is affiliated with UCLA Health.

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ferkel, who practices in Van Nuys, CA, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ferkel is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferkel has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Dr. Marc Jay Friedman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Marc Friedman's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Friedman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Robert Gazmararian, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gazmarian is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist in Van Nuys, CA and Valencia, CA. Dr. Gazmarian attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Mark Howard Getelman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Mark Getelman is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Getelman accepts. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Oren Meraz Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Pediatric Sports Medicine
6344 Topanga Canyon Boulevard; #2040
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Dr. Oren Rodriguez's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with UCLA Health. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Karzel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Van Nuys, CA and Valencia, CA. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Karzel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Snyder specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Van Nuys, CA. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Snyder honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Snyder has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is the specialty that promotes physical fitness and activity while managing, treating, and preventing injuries that happen during exercise or participation in sports. Sports medicine fosters wellness and fitness and works to inhibit injury. A sports medicine specialist may work with professional athletes, school sports teams, individuals who participate in sports on the weekend for fun, or someone who is just beginning to exercise for the first time. Although their main focus is on musculoskeletal function, sports medicine specialists also care for patients’ full medical and nutritional needs as they relate to their active lifestyle.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and issues that a sports medicine specialist might see in their work include:
  • Acute sports injuries (sprains, fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis, bursitis)
  • Head injuries (concussion)
  • Heat injuries (heat stroke)
  • Athletes with chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) and how their illness is affected by exercise
  • Nutrition and the use of supplements
  • Developing a safe exercise plan for obese or sedentary patients
  • Substance abuse of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Teaching proper form and technique to reduce the chance of injury

Sports medicine specialists often work closely with orthopedic specialists, and the scope of their work can have some overlap. The main distinction is that orthopedic specialists can perform surgery when it is needed, while sports medicine specialists focus on non-surgical solutions for injuries.

Whether they are the team physicians making sure every professional player is performing safely and at their best, or community specialists getting you back in the game after a sprained ankle, sports medicine doctors are there to make sure you’re in good condition to lead an active life.