Dr. Byron Patterson

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Byron Patterson, M.D.

Physician | CEO of Primary Care Sports Medicine

Dr. Byron Patterson is a primary care sports medicine physician who specializes in non-surgical intervention of patients dealing with injuries ranging from acute such as concussion and fracture care-to chronic conditions such as OA and tendinopathies. His goal is to get patients and athletes back to their active lifestyles quickly and as safely as possible.

  • Team Physician Coordinator: US Soccer Federation Men's National Team
  • Team Physician: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)
  • Medical Director: Providence Tarzana Hospital, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Dept., Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center
  • 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
Dr. Nina Yaftali

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Nina Yaftali, D.O.


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.

Michael Peyton, MD

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Michael Peyton, MD


Michael Peyton, MD is a board-certified adult and pediatric Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician. He was born and raised in Burbank, CA and considers the Valley home. He attended the University of California Irvine and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a minor in Educational Studies. He attended the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee for his medical training and received his MD degree. He went on to train in Pediatrics at the University of California Irvine/Children’s Hospital of Orange County (UCI/CHOC) and was recognized with the Director’s Award for his contributions to the residency program.

Rebecca Fouladian

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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.

Ryan Kennedy

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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.

Taryn Moshiri

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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.

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Ever Gallardo, PTA

PT Assistant

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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.

The environment of Primary Care Sports Medicine is unlike most doctors’ offices. The PCSM physicians strive to relate to every patient they treat. Serving Tarzana, Agoura Hills and all of Los Angeles County, the team at PCSM 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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Children's Orthopaedic Center Providers

Together since 2012, Primary Care Sports Medicine and Children's Orthopedic Center have created a unique approach to patient care that has been unmatched in the San Fernando Valley. While it's true that most injuries will not require surgical intervention, if the need should arise, we've got you covered. With direct access to renowned surgeons of various specialties, you can rest assured that you or your child will receive the best care that is tailored to their specific needs and you never have to leave the Valley!

CHLA orthopedic physicians specialize in every ailment associated with orthopaedics, including fractures, injuries, spine disorders, neuromuscular weakness, gait abnormalities, tumors, and hip, hand and joint abnormalities.

Rachel Goldstein, MD
Rachel Goldstein, MD
Pediatric hip abnormalities and clubfoot
Erin Meisel, MD
Erin Meisel, MD
Pediatric hand and wrist disorders
Jennah Mann, MD
Jennah Mann, MD
Pediatric orthopedic surgeon with sports subspecialty

Physician of the LAFC (Los Angeles Football Club)

Dr. Byron Patterson is a team physician for the LAFC and is a lead team physician for the US Mens National Soccer Team. He has also worked closely with the LA Galaxy and United States Olympic Team to treat injuries and ensure optimal health and performance goals for our nation's athletes.

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