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

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

Dr. Kevin Nadel is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Nadel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nadel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Nadel attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Byron Patterson is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. He works in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Patterson attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patterson completed a residency program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patterson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Joshua Scott is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Scott's clinical interests: osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Scott is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Mark Schamblin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Van Nuys, CA and Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Schamblin's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schamblin accepts. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems

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 professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Zaslow honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. She trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for her residency. She has received the following distinctions: 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

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

Dr. Christopher Hamilton's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Van Nuys, CA and Bakersfield, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamilton is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Hamilton's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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

Dr. Ronald Perelman's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Perelman attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include massage and sports health. Dr. Perelman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Perelman is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Massage

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

Dr. Michael Shapiro works as an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist in Tarzana, CA. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shapiro is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Ferkel is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferkel honors. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ferkel has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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 and practices in West Hills, CA, Simi Valley, CA, and Westlake Village, CA. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Toor is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Adventist Health System.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Van Nuys, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Guanche a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors.

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

Dr. Marc Friedman's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Van Nuys, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. 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 works as a family practitioner and pediatric sports medicine specialist. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rodriguez's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Ronald Karzel works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Karzel 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shapiro 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports 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. Snyder takes. He is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He 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.
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