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Dr. Babak Samimi M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 5 stars (5 ratings)
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 787
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Babak Samimi's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Samimi attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His clinical interests include wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee Arthroscopy, Ankle Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Scott M.D.
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 in Encino, CA and Tarzana, CA. Dr. Scott's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Scott trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for his residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally 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: Fractures, Osteoarthritis

Carlos A. Guanche M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 3.87 stars (25 ratings)
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Guanche specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Van Nuys, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Guanche honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guanche attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors. Dr. Guanche (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Guanche has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Erik N. Zeegen M.D.
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
average rating 4.83 stars (73 ratings)
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 324
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Erik Zeegen is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Tarzana, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zeegen at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Zeegen is accepting 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 M.D.
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
average rating 3.73 stars (49 ratings)
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 200
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Tina Koopersmith's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; she sees patients in Sherman Oaks, CA. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Koopersmith's practice, she is particularly interested in menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Koopersmith attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinctions: 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, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Armin Shlomy Arasheben MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.98 stars (14 ratings)
5353 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 110
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Armin Arasheben is a family practice physician. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arasheben is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arasheben's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Byron Oliver Patterson M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
average rating 4.8 stars (5 ratings)
18411 Clark Street; Suite 302
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Byron Patterson specializes in pediatric sports medicine and practices in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Patterson attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include osteoarthritis and fractures (broken bones). The average patient rating for Dr. Patterson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson takes. Dr. Patterson is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Osteoarthritis

Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.69 stars (21 ratings)
18411 Clark Street; Suite 201
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Albert Katz practices pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Patients gave Dr. Katz an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to 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. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Katz is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

Burton A. Liebross M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
average rating 3.33 stars (3 ratings)
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and depression. Dr. Liebross's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Liebross's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He 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. Eli T. Ziv M.D.
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.6 stars (5 ratings)
14624 Sherman Way; Suite 400
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Eli Ziv sees patients in Van Nuys, CA, North Hollywood, CA, and Thousand Oaks, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ziv 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 surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ziv's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Ziv is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Hand Surgery Procedures

Marie-Therese Pean M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
average rating 3.15 stars (11 ratings)
18411 Clark Street; Suite 202
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean practices general internal medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pean's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - NMG. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Pean studied medicine at Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University. Her training includes a residency program at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Pean speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Raj S. Ahluwalia M.D.
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 2.77 stars (17 ratings)
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Ahluwalia is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahluwalia has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Dr. Ahluwalia attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

Hrair E. Darakjian MED
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 2.98 stars (15 ratings)
18531 Roscoe Boulevard; #215
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Darakjian is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Darakjian's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Darakjian honors. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. Dr. Darakjian's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Darakjian is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Henry Gleed Nebeker MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 222
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Henry Nebeker is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include primary care, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. Dr. Nebeker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Nebeker attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Nebeker (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
19231 Victory Boulevard; Suite 103
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Nader Javadi specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Reseda, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis. Dr. Javadi is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Ankara University, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Javadi (or staff) is conversant in German, Persian, and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis

Ramin Ganjianpour M.D.
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.79 stars (36 ratings)
17779 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 101
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Ganjianpour is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Mission Hills, CA and Encino, CA. Dr. Ganjianpour is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Accountable Health Plans, and more. Dr. Ganjianpour graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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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