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We found 47 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Van Nuys, CA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18039 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. David Feingold's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in West Hills, CA and Reseda, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, osteoporosis, and sports health. Dr. Feingold is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Feingold graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua C Scott, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Sports Medicine
5353 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 202
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Scott is an adolescent medicine specialist and sports medicine specialist in Encino, CA and Tarzana, CA. Dr. Scott's clinical interests include 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. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Dr. Scott performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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 in Encino, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Zaslow is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. She completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. 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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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Concussion, Overuse Injuries, Fractures

Dr. Marie Therese Pean, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
14624 Sherman Way; Suite 401
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean specializes in general internal medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Pean include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Pean honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University and residency at Coney Island Hospital. She is conversant in French. Dr. Pean is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Pean is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Varicose Veins, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deirdre D Ryan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 311
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Deirdre Ryan's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Ryan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. She trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Ryan has received the following distinctions: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Poster Award Winner; Best Pediatric Poster Variability of the Anterior Humeral Line in Pediatric; and Patients with Normal Elbows 2015, Top Doctors Designation, Pasadena Magazine, 2011-2014. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ryan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems, Foot Problems, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Sally B Belcove, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 222
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Sally Frankl's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Frankl's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Frankl a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
18411 Clark Street; Suite 201
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Albert Katz is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. He works in Tarzana, CA. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Katz has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Katz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Afshine A Emrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 401
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Afshine Emrani is an adult cardiologist in Tarzana, CA. His areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Emrani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Emrani include: Southern California Super Doctors; Patients' Choice AwardVitals2011; and Compassionate Physician AwardVitals2011. Dr. Emrani is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Tina Beth Koopersmith, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
13320 Riverside Drive; #220
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Tina Koopersmith's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koopersmith is especially interested in menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Koopersmith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Koopersmith attended Duke University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip H Conwisar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 210
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Philip Conwisar works as an orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Conwisar is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conwisar include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conwisar is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Conwisar attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamran K Kamrava, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
6915 Reseda Boulevard; Suite I
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Kamrava is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamrava include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Kamrava is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Substance Abuse, Diabetes Management, Holistic Approaches, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dan Elia Dardashti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12626 Riverside Drive; Suite 411
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Dan Dardashti specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Valley Village, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dardashti include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Dardashti takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Dardashti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Dardashti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Weight Management, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eli T Ziv, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14624 Sherman Way; Suite 303
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Eli Ziv is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Ziv is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ziv accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ziv's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ziv completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ziv speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Raj S Ahluwalia, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Ahluwalia's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ahluwalia is accepting new patients. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. In addition to English, Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

Dr. Boris D Ratiner, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
18376 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Boris Ratiner is an adult rheumatology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ratiner include back pain, massage, and osteoporosis. Dr. Ratiner is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ratiner's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. The average patient rating for Dr. Ratiner is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Massage, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Lupus, Back Pain

Dr. Hrair E Darakjian, MEd, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18531 Roscoe Boulevard; #215
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Darakjian practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Darakjian include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Darakjian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Darakjian attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.