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We found 50 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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feingold include minimally invasive surgery, osteoporosis, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Feingold trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Feingold is accepting 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 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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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. 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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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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Pean is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Pean honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University, she performed her residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Pean is conversant in French.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Ryan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Ryan's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Ryan speaks Spanish.

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

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

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. Dr. Koopersmith attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Koopersmith average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koopersmith honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Her practice 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 specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Frankl is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frankl takes. Dr. Frankl attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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 practices pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Katz has a special interest in osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He 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. 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. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Conwisar include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 general practitioner and family medicine physician in Reseda, CA. Dr. Kamrava's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Afshine Emrani is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Emrani's areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Emrani has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Asthma

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Dardashti's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dardashti accepts. Dr. Dardashti attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Dardashti (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Ziv's practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ziv attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Norman Lavin specializes in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Lavin's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, diabetes management, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lavin has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lavin is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Van Nuys, CA and Panorama City, CA. Dr. Ahluwalia is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ahluwalia include minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahluwalia at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Ahluwalia is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Ratiner attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion for residency. His areas of expertise include back pain, massage, and osteoporosis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Ratiner 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, Massage, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Lupus, Back Pain

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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.