We found 27 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Molina Healthcare near Encino, CA.

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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 and sports medicine specialist in Encino, CA and Tarzana, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Scott is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scott welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Scott attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. 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. Carlos Alberto Guanche, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Guanche's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Guanche's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Guanche completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Guanche has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors. Dr. Guanche (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik N Zeegen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 324
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Erik Zeegen practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Tarzana, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zeegen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeegen takes. Dr. Zeegen studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Zeegen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tumor, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tina Koopersmith is an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Sherman Oaks, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Koopersmith's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Koopersmith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Koopersmith attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Koopersmith 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. Giliel Stefan Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Giliel Kryger, who practices in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Kryger attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Kryger's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Kryger speaks Hebrew. Dr. Kryger's professional affiliations include West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, and St. John's Regional Medical Center (Oxnard, CA).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eli T Ziv, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14624 Sherman Way; Suite 400
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Eli Ziv's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ziv include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. Dr. Ziv's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ziv is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean practices general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pean average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pean include primary care, sleep disorders, and diabetes management. Dr. Pean's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - NMG. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pean takes. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University, she performed her residency at Coney Island Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Pean speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Varicose Veins, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. George Walter Balfour, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14624 Sherman Way; #303
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. George Balfour practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Van Nuys, CA. Dr. Balfour has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Balfour (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Armin Shlomy Arasheben, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5353 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 110
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Armin Arasheben specializes in family medicine. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse's residency program. Dr. Arasheben's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, varicose veins, and sports health. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Byron Oliver Patterson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
18411 Clark Street; Suite 302
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Byron Patterson's specialty is pediatric sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Patterson average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Patterson is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Concussion, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Albert Katz specializes in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology and practices in Tarzana, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Katz's clinical interests: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Katz is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

Dr. Burton A Liebross, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Liebross is conversant in Hebrew. Clinical interests for Dr. Liebross include menopause, depression, and glomerulonephritis. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Liebross at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liebross is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (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 orthopedist. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahluwalia at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

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

Dr. Hrair Darakjian works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Valencia, CA and Northridge, CA. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Darakjian attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Darakjian include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Darakjian takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and West Hills Hospital & 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)

Dr. Ramin Ganjianpour, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17779 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 101
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Ganjianpour is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ganjianpour's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Ganjianpour is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6740 Vesper Avenue; Suite 102
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Balbir Singh's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singh's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel syndrome, nutrition issues, and primary care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Singh completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, ... (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.
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