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About Dr. Luga Podesta
Dr. Luga Podesta, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Naples, FL, with other offices in Los Angeles, CA and Ventura, CA (and 1 other location). He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He speaks English.
Dr. Luga Podesta has 4 locations
1201 Piper Blvd Ste 24
Naples, FL 34110
6801 Park Ter Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045
3525 Loma Vista Rd
Ventura, CA 93003
6801 Park Ter Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Dr. Luga Podesta has the following 2 specialties
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.<br>These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.<br>These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.ttcqeayetrwczwezdueawsrsbdyr
Dr. Luga Podesta has the following 4 expertise
- Spinal Injections
- Sports Medicine
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Dupuytren's Contracture
Dr. Luga Podesta is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Luga Podesta - Posted on August 9th, 2017
I had both bone marrow, and PRP stem cells done to my knee (bone on bone) and hip after living with pain daily for well over a year. My quality of life was extremely impacted. 3 mths post procedure, my pain is almost all gone, and I am almost back to living my normal life! The procedure was very tolerable, and recovery a breeze. Dr Podesta was a gem , with unparalleled knowledge in the field. Yes it was expensive, but worth every penny!!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Luga Podesta - Posted on March 8th, 2017
Went to this Dr. Because of bad pain. He took X-rays and suggested an MRI. I asked him for something for pain. He immediately said "We don't give drugs". I've never took drugs and was insulted that he assumed I maybe wanted some hard stuff. I walked out without a prescription of anything for my pain. I'm not a kid .. I'm a senior. I did not like the insinuation.
Bad experience, insincere doctor
Self-verified patient of Dr. Luga Podesta - Posted on April 22nd, 2016
I have heard some orthopedic surgeons can be a little full of themselves, but this guy must be trying to set a record for displaying arrogance. I went to him as follow up from an ER visit where the diagnosis was a broken bone in my foot. The 1st thing Dr Podesta said when he walked into the room was- "your foot is not broken- what Dr told you this?" I knew right away, I went to the wrong Dr. I said the ER physician told me it was broken. He then ordered an xray and came back few minutes later to announce I do have a break. He was rude the entire time. When I decided on the option of getting a boot vs a cast, which BTW he offered no advice as to what would be better for my injury, he told me "I'll send you to a DME provider for the boot. good luck." When putting the soft cast set by the ER Dr. back on; I asked Dr Podesta if he could use a different sock from the one I had since the ER visit 6 days earlier. He smirked and said, "we don't have that item in this office." Interesting because if I had chosen a cast, he would have had to use a similar item or maybe his way of casting is to just put the cast on the bare skin. Who knows, this very impolite man then walked out of the room no further advice. I highly recommend avoiding this insincere man.
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34 Years Experience
Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
Graduated in 1984
Brookdale University Hospital And Medical Center
Dr. Luga Podesta Accepts the Following Insurance
- Humana Choice POS
More about Dr. Luga Podesta
I specialize in the non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal & orthopaedic disorders,with special interest in sports related spinal injuries, spinal injections, IDET and electrodiagnostic (NCV & EMG) evaluations.
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