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 Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Nadel is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Nadel 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. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nadel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Hamilton is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamilton is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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

Dr. Byron Patterson's specialty is pediatric sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Patterson focuses on osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patterson completed a residency program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Dr. Patterson is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are adolescent medicine and sports medicine. He is especially interested in osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Scott takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Scott has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Ronald Perelman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Northridge, CA, Hawthorne, CA, and Lancaster, CA. Dr. Perelman is especially interested in massage, migraine, and holistic approaches. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perelman takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Perelman graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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

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

Dr. Michael Shapiro's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Shapiro has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro 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 physician who specializes in sports medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Zaslow honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Zaslow 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

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

Dr. Richard Ferkel's specialties are foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ferkel is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferkel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ferkel has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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

Dr. Carlos Guanche specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Van Nuys, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Guanche attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Guanche has received the following distinctions: 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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 practices family medicine and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Rodriguez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Van Nuys, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shapiro is a graduate of 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. Mark Getelman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Getelman is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA, Simi Valley, CA, and Westlake Village, CA. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toor accepts. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Blecher works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Blecher attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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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