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We found 25 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 is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Scott graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Scott completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scott has received the following distinction: 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Nadel an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nadel's office for an appointment. 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.

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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of massage, migraine, and holistic approaches. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Perelman attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Perelman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He 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 specializes in pediatric sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patterson's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Van Nuys, CA and Bakersfield, CA. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hamilton graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Hamilton's medical residency was performed 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shapiro attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 is a sports medicine specialist. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Zaslow is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Special Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics; Top Doc, Pasadena Magazine, 2013, 2015; and Special Achievement Award: American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapter 2.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Guanche, who practices in Van Nuys, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Guanche's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 specializes in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Van Nuys, CA. Dr. Ferkel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferkel honors. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Friedman has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman accepts. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Gazmarian is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Van Nuys, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Getelman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a family practitioner and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Before completing his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with UCLA Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rodriguez's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ronald Karzel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Karzel takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. 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. Todd Shapiro's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Van Nuys, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shapiro takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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

Dr. Stephen Snyder's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Snyder's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. 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.