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We found 37 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in West Hills, CA and Reseda, CA. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, osteoporosis, and sports health. Dr. Feingold honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Feingold is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He 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 works as an adolescent medicine specialist and sports medicine specialist in Encino, CA and Tarzana, CA. Dr. Scott's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Scott completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Kevin Alan Nadel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Nadel works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. Dr. Nadel is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Nadel welcomes 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Pean has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pean graduated from Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University. Her residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. She speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She welcomes 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's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryan include musculoskeletal problems. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Ryan attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. She 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. Dr. Ryan speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Ryan's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nirav Jayprakash Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Shah's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Katz's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Bhagia has a special interest in carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Bhagia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Bhagia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He is open to 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. His clinical interests include cancer, osteoporosis, and general care. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lashkari is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lashkari attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lashkari (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in West Hills, CA. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, sports health, and joint problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

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

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

Dr. Alex Abbassi practices general gynecology. Dr. Abbassi attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abbassi include obesity, menopause, and migraine. Dr. Abbassi is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abbassi (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Abbassi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Norman Lavin, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, diabetes management, and thyroid problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lavin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lavin is 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. Boris D Ratiner, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
18376 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Boris Ratiner's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ratiner include back pain, massage, and osteoporosis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Ratiner speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ratiner is open to 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Valencia, CA and Northridge, CA. Dr. Darakjian speaks Armenian. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Darakjian completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Darakjian has an open panel.

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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)

Dr. Stephen Ronald White, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7345 Medical Center Drive; Suite 600
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Stephen White practices adult rheumatology in West Hills, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. White is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: lupus and arthritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White takes. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. White's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus

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

Dr. Armin Arasheben specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Arasheben's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arasheben accepts. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to 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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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.