Programs

Over the years, the music industry has evolved into an amazing worldwide network of individuals and multinational conglomerates grossing more than $50 billion a year. Yet, disturbingly, the very people whose creativity and ingenuity fuel this massive cash machine have few places to turn in troubled times. The tragic health and financial hardships faced by too many members of our musical family prompted the Recording Academy's establishment of the MusiCares Foundation more than 25 years ago.

It is the mission of MusiCares to ensure that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical or personal crisis. Its primary purpose is to focus the attention and resources of the music industry on human services issues that directly impact the health and welfare of music people.

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MusiCares Medical Network

To better address the ever-growing number of music professionals without basic medical coverage, MusiCares works closely with a dedicated group of health care professionals through the MusiCares Medical Network to provide the valuable and often life-changing services that some clients require, but simply cannot afford. The network is comprised of providers who recognize this reality and generously donate their time and expertise to treat MusiCares' referrals that are uninsured and lack the means to pay for services. Through the efforts of these professionals our clients are able to access specialty care that may not otherwise be available to them. MusiCares would like to recognize the following network partners for their generosity and support of the music community through their ongoing commitment to MusiCares and the clients we serve. If you're a music professional in need of medical or dental care, please contact MusiCares for more information and to apply*.

Appointments can only be made through MusiCares. Please do not contact providers directly.

* Applicants must be uninsured without means to pay for health services and able to document at least five years employment in the music industry, or credits on at least six commercially released tracks.

MusiCares Medical Network Partners

West Region

Medical

          Anesthesia

                    Viet Le, MD, 5968 Nora Lynn Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
 
                    Mark Rothman, MD, 120 S. Spalding Dr., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310.385.7755
 
                    Francis Yamazaki, MD, 6801 Park Terrace, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90045, 310.665.7150
 
           Audiology (Hearing)
 
                     Dr. Meghan Abraham, AuD, FAAA, CCC-A, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, 2121 E. Harmony Rd., Suite 350, Fort Collins, CO 80528, 970.484.6373
 
                     Drs. Stephen & Lyn Kirsch, AuD, Kirsch Audiology, 2730 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 450, Santa Monica, CA 90403, 310.586.5533
 
                     Dr. Natalie Phillips, AuD, Advanced Otolaryngology & Audiology, 2001 S. Shields, Bldg. E, Suite 101, Fort Collins, CO 80526, 970.493.5334
 
          Family Practice
         
                     Janice Johnston, M.D., Arrowhead Health Centers, 16222 N. 59th Ave., Suite 100, Glendale, AZ 85306, 623.334.4000
         
                     David Wallis, M.D., South Bay Family Medical Group, 3701 Skypark Dr., Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90505, 310.378.2234
 
          General Surgery
 
                      Philip Biderman, MD, 13320 Riverside Dr., Suite 110, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, 818.905.7100
 
          Hand Surgery
 
                     Douglas M. Freedman, MD, 2021 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 545, Santa Monica, CA 90404, 310.828.2042
 
          Laryngology (Voice) And Ear, Nose, And Throat
   
                      Dr. Reena Gupta, MD, Osborne Head and Neck Institute, 8631 W 3rd St., Suite 945E, Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310.657.0123
         
                      Dr. Shawn Nasseri, MD, 435 N. Bedford Dr., Suite 308, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 
          Ophthalmology/Plastic Surgery
 
                      Cynthia Boxrud, MD, 2021 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 700E, Santa Monica, CA 90404, 310.829.9060
         
                      Robert Feinfield, MD, Berg-Feinfield Vision Correction, 2625 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 208, Burbank, CA 90404, 818.845.3557
 
           Orthopedic Surgery (X-ray, MRI)
 
                       Richard Angelo, MD, Evergreen Orthopedic Clinic, 12911 120th Ave. NE, Suite H-210, Kirkland, WA 98034, 425.823.4000
   
                       Sanjay Khurana, MD, Disc Sports Medicine and Spine Center, 13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 300, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, 310.574.0400
 
                       Chris Lee, MD, 191 South Buena Vista St., Suite 470, Burbank, CA 91505, 818.848.3030
 
                       Luga Podesta, MD, 351 Rolling Oaks Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA 91361, 805.267.2902
     
                       Scott Powell, MD, 191 South Buena Vista St., Suite 470, Burbank, CA 91505, 818.848.3030
 
                       Jason Snibbe, MD, Snibbe Orthopedics, 120 S. Spaulding Dr., Suite 401, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310.860.3048
 
                       William Stetson, MD, 191 South Buena Vista St., Suite 470, Burbank, CA 91505, 818.848.3030
 
                       Jim Tibone, MD, Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, 6801 Park Terrace, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90045, 310.665.7200
 
          Physical Therapy
 
                       Dan Farwell, PT, Vargo Physical Therapy, 3425 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505, 818.955.8855
 
                       Jane S. Mead, PT, Plaza Verdugo Fitness & Rehab, 1809 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208, 818.952.8707
 
                       Ron Satow, PT, PRN, PRN Torrance Physical Therapy, 19000 Hawthorne Blvd., #300, Torrance, CA 90503, 310.793.1800
 
                       Dr. Janice Ying, PT, DPT, OCS, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 2560 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA 90041, 323.255.5409
 
                       Eric Ziegler, PT, Step Ahead Physical Therapy, 100 N 1st St., # 103, Burbank, CA 91502, 818.846.7100
 
            Sports & Performance
 
                       Dr. Clea P. Tucker, PT, DPT, Synergy Performance Inc., 113 Sierra St., El Segundo, CA 90245, 310.321.4967
 
            Surgery Center
 
                      Pacific Surgery Center of Santa Monica, 2021 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 724E, Santa Monica, CA 90404, 310.829.9060
 
            Urology
 
            Philip Weintraub, MD, 2601 W. Alameda, Suite 416, Burbank, CA 91505, 818.843.1700

Dental

            General Dentistry

                     Carol Follette, DDS, 2021 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 704-E, Santa Monica, CA 90404, 310.829.4322

                     Pacita Franco, DDS, 324 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106, 626.795.6566

                     Brad Judy, DDS, 3236 78th Ave. SE, Suite 106, Mercer Island, WA 98040, 206.232.5866

                     Steven Law, DDS, Metropolitan Dental Care, 1400 Glenarm Pl., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80202, 303.534.2626

                     Nikole O'Bryan, DMD, 4741 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, 206.524.9454

                    Ray Padilla, DDS, 14650 Aviation Blvd., Suite 150, Manhattan Beach, CA, 90250, 310.536.0710

                    Melanie Schlang, DDS, 3201 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 110, Santa Monica, CA, 90403, 310.829.5181

                    Patrick Sherrard, DDS, 2350 SW Multnomah Blvd., Suite B, Portland, OR 97219, 503.246.4712

                    Washington Square Park Dental, 1719 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94133, 415.891.9773

           Periodontics (Oral Surgery)

                   Dr. Mao, DDS, PhD, 2111 N. Northgate Way, Suite 215, Seattle, WA 98133, 206.367.6767

Alternative

           Sports-Specific Strength and Conditioning Technique

           Voice Performance, Pulmonary (Breathing) Function & Posture

                      Dr. Veera Asher, Pilates2Voice® Studio, Santa Monica, CA, 310.584.7520

South Region

Medical

​           Alternative

                      Katherine Casey, LAC, 1815 Division St, Suite 312, Nashville, TN 37203, 615.906.7075

                      Karman Gossett, LAC, Multiple locations in Middle Tennessee, 615.785.4160

          Audiology (Hearing)

                      Soriya M. Estes, AuD, Estes Audiology, 1206 W. 38th St., Suite 3101, Austin, TX 78705, 512.900.8888

                      Hearing and Balance Centers of West Tennessee, 6242 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN, 38119, 901.842.4327

                      Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, 919 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 200, Franklin, TN 37064 615.875.3471

           Clinic services (General)

                      Faith Family Medical Clinic, 326 21st Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37203, 615.341.0808

                      Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, 1035 14th Ave N., Nashville, TN 37208, 615.327.9400

           Counseling

                      Agape, 4555 Trousdale Drive, Nashville, TN 37204, 615.781.3000

                      Porter's Call, 327 3rd Ave. South, Franklin, TN 37064, 615.591.6622

                      Psyche, 1200 Division St., Nashville, TN 37203, 615.274.8400

                      Renewed (eating disorder counseling & tx referrals), 2120 Crestmoor Rd., Suite 3000, Nashville, TN 37215, 615.831.9838

           Internal Medicine

                     Williams John A., M.D.,, Nashville Medical Group, 300 20th Ave N # 9, Nashville, TN 37203, 615.284.1400

           Laryngology (Voice) And Ear, Nose And Throat

                     Vanderbilt Voice Center, 1215 21st Ave., Medical Center East South Tower, 7th Floor, Nashville, TN 37232, 615.343.7464

          Optometry Services

                     Stephanie Judkins Price, OD, Port Royal Eye Care, 4886 Port Royal Road. #150, Spring Hill, TN, 37174, 931.489.6118

          Orthopedic Surgery

                     J. Thomas Byrd, MD, Baptist Medical Plaza II, 2021 Church St., Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37203

                     Burton Elrod, MD, Baptist Medical Plaza II, 2021 Church St., Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203

          Chiropractic Services

                     Art of Health Chiropractic, 2823 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204, 615.953.7544

                     Green Hills Chiropractic Clinic, 2303 Crestmoor Road, Nashville, TN 37215, 615.383.0244

Dental

                     ​Dr. Nina Foley, DMD, FAGD, 2176 Hillsboro Road, Suite 114, Franklin, TN 37069, 615.591.0294

                     Dr. Mark Lassiter, Norwood Dental Clinic, 311 S Main St., Norwood, NC 28128, 704.474.3152

                     Tulane Family Dentistry, Drs. William Shelton & Alexis Russell, 2504 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504.304.9929

                     Walk-In Dental Clinics, Inc, Dr. Archie Bertrand, D.D.S., 4928 Edmondson Pike, Ste. 202, Nashville, TN 37211, 615.837.2004

East Region

Medical

          Audiology (Hearing)

                     Dr. John Calabrese, AuD, Audibel Hearing Aide Centers, 2040 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704, 608.249.4077

                     Dr. Ross Cushing, AuD, A&A Hearing Group, 5530 Wisconsion Ave #1540, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815, 301.907.0002

                     Dr. Brian J. Fligor, Sc.D. , Boston Audiology Consultants, 352 Sprague Street, Dedham, MA 02026, 781.326.5333

                     Dr. Barbara Grossman, AuD and Dr. Dominick Servedio AuD, 200 West 57th Street, Suite 910, New York, New York 10019, 917.441.6094

                     Dr. Heather Malyuk, AuD, Sensaphonics, 660 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642, 312.432.1714

                     Dr. Jessica Maher, AuD, REM Audiology Associates, P.C., 8100 Roosevelt Blvd Ste 202, Philadelphia, PA 19152, 215.535.5598

                     Dr. Leslie McCreight, AuD, Health Alliance Hospital Audiology, 105 Marys Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, 845.334.3121

                     Dr. Michael Santucci, AuD, Sensaphonics, 660 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642, 312.432.1714

                     Dr. Geoffrey Savett, AuD, Alan Weiss Quality Hearing Aids, 7804A NW 44th Street, Lauderhill, FL 33351, 954.572.0905

           Clinic Services (General)

                     Al Hirschfield Free Health Clinic (Actors Fund), 475 W.57th St., New York, N.Y. 10019, 212.489.1939

           Ear, Nose, And Throat

                     Dr. Yolanda Heman- Ackah, MD, Philadelphia Voice Center, 25 Bala Avenue, Suite 200, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, 484.270.8095

                     Dr. Anthony F. Jahn, MD, Head & Neck Surgical Group, 425 West 59th Street, 10th Fl., New York, NY 10019, 212.262.4444

                     Dr. Michael Pitman, MD, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 310 E.14th St., New York, N.Y. 10003, 212.979.4119

                     Dr. Steve Sims, MD, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1855 W. Taylor St. 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60612, 312.996.6583

          Family Practice

                     Karen Thorton, MD, 330 W 58th St., Suite 413, New York, N.Y. 10019, 212.581.7767

          Integrative Medicine

                      Dr. Marc Brodsky, MD, Stamford Hospital Center, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06904, 203.276.1000

           Optometry

                      Dr. David Soden, SUNY College of Optometry, 33 West 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10036, 212.272.4477

           Orthopedic Surgery

                      Donald Rose, MD, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, 614 2nd Ave, Suite G Floor 2, New York, NY 10016, 212.598.6022

                      Pietro Tonino, MD,Loyola University Hospital, 2160 S 1st Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, 708.216.8730

                      Nikhil N. Verma, MD, Rush University Medical Center, 1611 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612, 312.243.4244

           Physical Therapy

                     Sean Gallagher, Performing Arts Physical Therapy, 311 West 43rd St., Suite 405 New York, NY 10036, 212.245.7278

                     Rebekah Lavin, PT, DPT, Sovereign Rehabilitation, 2835 N. Sheffield, Suite 401, Chicago IL, 773.755.7566

           Speech Pathologist

                     Amy L. Cooper, M.S., CCC- SLP, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 310 E.14th St., New York, N.Y. 10003, 212.979.4119

                     Jan Potter Reed, MS, CCC-SLP, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1855 W. Taylor St. 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60612, 312.996.6583

          Sports & Performance

                     Brett Toresdahl, MD, Primary Care Sports Medicine Service, 523 E. 72nd St., New York, NY 10021, 212.774.2216

Dental

                     Care Resource, 871 W. Oakland Park Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954.567.7141

                     Robert R. Mantoni, DMD, 8757 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301.587.6696

                     Sol Pesis, DMD, Pesis Dental Group, 29224 West 8 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336, 248.478.1650

Upcoming MusiCares events

Service Providers

MusiCares would like to recognize the following partners for their generosity and support of the music community through their ongoing commitment to MusiCares.

 

Faith Family Medical Clinic

Faith Family Medical Clinic provides primary medical care to working, uninsured individuals and their families through a variety of services, including family medicine, counseling and wellness programs. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale, based upon patient income. While located in Davidson County, Tenn., Faith Family does not have any geographic requirements and treats patients from all over Middle Tennessee.

Osborne Head and Neck Institute

The Osborne Head and Neck Institute (OHNI) provides diagnosis and treatment for problems of the ear, nose and throat, and other problems of the head and neck area. Specialties include tumors and cancers of the head and neck, skull base surgery, microsurgery of the ear, hearing loss, balance disorders, rehabilitation of the hearing-impaired, rhinology, sinus disease, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, laryngology, and vocal and speech disorders. The institute specializes in minimally invasive parathyroid and thyroid tumor surgery, parotid reconstruction and facial restoration. They cover all aspects of ear, nose, and throat disorders and are firm believers in preventative care for the voice professional. For further information on the OHNI Vocal Assurance Program for professional vocalists contact MusiCares.

Pierre Cossette Center at Stetson-Powell Orthopedic Clinic

Doctors Stetson, Powell and Lee provide a wide assortment of innovative treatment options for sports-related injuries and orthopedic disorders. Their long history of excellence and innovation in orthopedic treatment has benefited patients from all backgrounds to include recreational as well as elite athletes. Located in Santa Monica, Calif., and Burbank, Calif., the doctors are active members of numerous professional organizations and share a common commitment to the quality of life for all of their patients.

Starkey Hearing Foundation

Bringing understanding among people through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection, and treatment, so the world may hear.