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Byron Patterson, M.D.

Physician | CEO of Primary Care Sports Medicine

Byron was born in Oakland and raised in Berkeley, California. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California Davis with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and was also named All-American in track and field. He then graduated from the UC Davis School of Medicine and went on to complete his residency at the renowned UCLA Medical Center. This training provided him with knowledge in various aspects of internal medicine and pediatrics that could be applied to the broad field of sports medicine.

  • Chief Medical Officer: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)
  • Medical Director: Providence Tarzana Hospital, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Dept.
  • Team Physician: USA Track and Field, Affiliated High Schools
  • Medical Consultant: LA Galaxy, Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams
  • Clinical Preceptor: UCLA Residents, CHLA Residents, Northridge Hospital Residents, USC Physician Assistants and Northridge Athletic Trainers
  • Clinical Instructor: Muskuloskeletal Ultrasound

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Jonathan Koretoff, M.D.

Physician

Jon is a board certified primary care sports medicine physician that treats all types of active patients. He is a native southern Californian, growing up in Mission Viejo, California. He attended the University of Southern California where he obtained a dual Bachelors degree in Biology and Psychology. Throughout high school, he stayed active in water polo and continued throughout his undergraduate career.

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Nina Yaftali, D.O.

Physician

Dr. Nina Yaftali, of Westlake Village, CA had envisioned becoming a physician from a young age. After graduating from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Yaftali did her residency training in Internal Medicine at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She then completed her fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush Medical College in Chicago, ranked number 4 among orthopedic hospitals in the country. During her fellowship, Dr. Yaftali worked for professional teams such as the Chicago Bulls, White Sox, and Chicago Fire. She also has experience at the collegiate level, serving as the fellow physician for DePaul University, where she worked with men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, tennis, and track. During her year in Chicago, she also covered events such as Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Marathon, and training camps for the White Sox and Bulls.

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Douglas R. Polster, PhD

Physician

Doug is originally from New Jersey and earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins Universityin Baltimore, Maryland, where he played on and captained the men's varsity basketball team. Hecompleted his PhD in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in sports and health psychology, at NovaSoutheastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Doug continued to expand his expertise within thehealth psychology world on his clinical internship at the Broward Health Medical Center in FortLauderdale, FL where he focused on successful recovery from illness and injury.

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Rebecca Fouladian, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Rebecca was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles and pursued a masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Western University of Health Sciences. In this specialized medical program, Rebecca obtained extensive academic and clinical training. It was in her orthopedics rotation where she was especially intrigued and fascinated by the human body and it’s anatomy.

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Ryan Kennedy, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Ryan was born and raised in Oxnard, California. He obtained his undergraduate education from the California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and minor in Psychology. Ryan then pursued a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Practice from the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. As part of this specialized medical program, Ryan received training in a range of medical, social and behavioral sciences as well as different clinical disciplines. It was during his core Orthopedic rotation and senior clerkship in Sports Medicine that his passion and fascination with the human body was cemented.

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Scott Freedman, PT, Phd, SCS

Physical Therapist

Scott was born and raised in Miami, FL. He attended the University of Florida on athletic scholarship, receiving a degree in Nutritional Science. While at the University of Florida he competed in cross country and track with All-American honors. Following graduation he went on to receive his Masters in Physical Therapy at Nova Southern University and board certification as a Sports Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. Most recently he completed an advanced PhD in Orthopedic and Sports Science.

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Taryn Moshiri, PT, MS, DPT

Physical Therapist

Taryn was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. Growing up, she was a competitive swimmer and water polo player. In addition to being a water lover, she loved watching her friends play sports, but hated seeing the injuries related to participating in sports. Her love for sports and her innate desire to help others led her in the path of physical therapy. She pursued a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in physical therapy at San Diego State University. Following graduation, she went on to a joint program at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University and received both a Master’s and Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Our Mission

PCSM’s mission is simple: Developing lasting friendships through excellent care. Our philosophy is not only to treat the ailment but we address the root cause of injuries to prevent future problems. Our doctors are armed with knowledge in various aspects of internal medicine and pediatrics that can be applied to the broad field of sports medicine. Learn more about our office and our doctors.

The environment of Primary Care Sports Medicine is unlike most doctors’ offices. The PCSM physicians strive to relate to every patient they treat. The entire PCSM team believes that an integral part of care is confidence, trust, and a clear understanding of what is happening inside of each patient’s body. A former athlete, Dr. Patterson knows the value of active lifestyles and the importance of effective treatment and recovery. After one visit, our patients become a member of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Family.


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