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We found 51 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, osteoporosis, and sports health. Dr. Feingold is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Feingold graduated from New York Medical College. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feingold honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Feingold's office for an appointment.

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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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Scott accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Scott's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in sports medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zaslow accepts. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Zaslow attended medical school at New York Medical College. 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. Dr. Zaslow is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is conversant in French. Clinical interests for Dr. Pean include menopause, migraine, and general care. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University and performed her residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Pean is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pean's practice 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 works as a pediatric orthopedist in Los Angeles, CA, Tarzana, CA, and Arcadia, CA. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Her areas of expertise include hip dysplasia, musculoskeletal problems, and spina bifida. Dr. Ryan takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ryan include: 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Spina Bifida, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tina Koopersmith specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Sherman Oaks, CA. Her areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Koopersmith takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. Dr. Koopersmith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Koopersmith is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Sally Frankl is an internist in Tarzana, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Frankl include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Frankl obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Frankl's practice is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Katz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Katz attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Katz is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Philip Conwisar's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Conwisar a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Conwisar include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conwisar attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are general practice and family medicine. He practices in Reseda, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Kamrava is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamrava include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. In addition to English, Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Dardashti is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dardashti takes. Dr. Dardashti's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Dardashti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Afshine Emrani is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Emrani is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emrani honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 204
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Norman Lavin is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, diabetes management, and thyroid problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lavin honors. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Lavin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia, who practices in Van Nuys, CA and Panorama City, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Ahluwalia is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ahluwalia attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, massage, and osteoporosis. Dr. Ratiner's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Ratiner trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ratiner has an open panel.

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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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Darakjian attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Darakjian's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Darakjian speaks Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.