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We found 38 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Woodland Hills, CA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 210
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Feingold is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA and Reseda, CA. In Dr. Feingold's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, osteoporosis, and sports health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Feingold attended medical school at New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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
18411 Clark Street; Suite 302
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Scott's specialties are adolescent medicine and sports medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Scott is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Scott trained 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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Nadel is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Nadel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Nadel attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Nadel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Marie Therese Pean, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
18411 Clark Street; Suite 202
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University. Dr. Pean's medical residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Pean average 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pean speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is accepting 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
18411 Clark Street; Suite #302
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Deirdre Ryan sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, Tarzana, CA, and Arcadia, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ryan graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hip dysplasia, musculoskeletal problems, and spina bifida. She honors 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She 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. Nirav Jayprakash Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Shah is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Arthroplasty, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Outpatient Care, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Albert Katz is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Katz attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Katz's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

Dr. Umesh T Bhagia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7230 Medical Ctr Drive; Suite 604
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Umesh Bhagia is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bhagia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. For his residency, Dr. Bhagia trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. In addition to English, Dr. Bhagia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Bhagia is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Ashkan Lashkari, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7320 Woodlake Avenue; Suite 330
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ashkan Lashkari specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in West Hills, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, osteoporosis, and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Lashkari average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lashkari takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lashkari is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lashkari (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Blood Disorders, Cancer, General Care

Dr. Michael P Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7345 Medical Center Drive; Suite 280 (oak Hills Medical Plaza)
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lee practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include knee problems, sports health, and joint problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Lee performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Joint Problems

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. On average, patients gave Dr. Ratiner a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ratiner include back pain, massage, and osteoporosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Ratiner attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Ratiner speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

Dr. Alex Abbassi, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18370 Burbank Avenue; Suite 309
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Alex Abbassi, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Abbassi include obesity, menopause, and migraine. Dr. Abbassi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Abbassi attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Abbassi (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abbassi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Migraine, Infertility, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Hormone ... (Read more)

Dr. Armin Shlomy Arasheben, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18607 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 102
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Armin Arasheben practices family medicine in Tarzana, CA and Encino, CA. Dr. Arasheben has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Arasheben include menopause, migraine, and general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arasheben attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse for residency. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks Hebrew 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, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Rah's areas of specialization are legal medicine, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Westlake Village, CA and West Hills, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Rah a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, spinal trauma, and spine surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rah's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Reconstructive Surgery, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Degenerative ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Norman Lavin works as an adult endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist in Tarzana, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lavin include obesity, diabetes management, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Lavin 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. For his professional training, Dr. Lavin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Hrair Darakjian specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Valencia, CA and Northridge, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Darakjian's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Darakjian takes. Dr. Darakjian is conversant in Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes 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.