Client Services

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


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 of Northern Colorado, 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,
Surgery Center
Pacific Surgery Center of Santa Monica, 2021 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 724E, Santa Monica, CA 90404, 310.829.9060
Philip Weintraub, MD, 2601 W. Alameda, Suite 416, Burbank, CA 91505, 818.843.1700


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,
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


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


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


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


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, The Voice and Swallowing Institute, 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 for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06904, 203.276.1000,
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, Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Center, 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, M.D., 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, The Voice and Swallowing Institute, 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, Hospital for Special Surgery, 523 E. 72nd St., New York, NY 10021, 212.774.2216


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.