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. 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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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Kevin Alan Nadel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Nadel works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Nadel include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Nadel is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nadel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ronald Perelman, who practices in Northridge, CA, Hawthorne, CA, and Lancaster, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise consist of massage, migraine, and holistic approaches. Dr. Perelman is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Perelman is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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 sees patients in Tarzana, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Patterson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in 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. Dr. Patterson welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patterson completed a residency program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Christopher Hamilton is a foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Hamilton attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. 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. Hamilton accepts. He is 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 works as an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Shapiro a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Shapiro attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Tracy Zaslow's specialty is sports medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Zaslow's training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She has received distinctions including 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 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Guanche practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Van Nuys, CA. Dr. Guanche attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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. Guanche has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors.

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

Dr. Richard Ferkel practices foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferkel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ferkel include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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 medical specialty is family medicine and pediatric sports medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Rodriguez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Marc Friedman is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Van Nuys, CA. Dr. Friedman graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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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Specializes in Physiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gazmarian sees patients in Van Nuys, CA and Valencia, CA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gazmarian is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Gazmarian 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. Mark Getelman is a Van Nuys, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Getelman at an average of 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. Getelman has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Aneet Toor specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Toor studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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

Dr. Ronald Karzel sees patients in Van Nuys, CA and Valencia, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Karzel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Todd Shapiro is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Shapiro average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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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.