Dr. Boris Ratiner, MD

Dr. Boris Ratiner, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o
33 reviews

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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Ratiner specializes in Rheumatology and practices in Tarzana, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Ratiner's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Sherman Oaks, CA |
He is all about money. He now charges $25.00 to call a pharmacy and if you see him every month, he charges an extra $55.00. This is out of pocket. It doesn't matter so much about how fine he is because he is all about money. He kept my $1000.00 that I paid for shots and also kept what insurance paid. I checked on my own. I was then told not to get anymore shots!
Van Nuys, CA |
Ratiner is a meny grubbing doctor and he is known by my other doctor's with that reputation. One doctor told me that the office doesn't like to send records to other offices. He now charges $25.00 for each phone call to pharmacies. He tacks on $55.00 extra if you see him monthly. How professional is that? He kept the money paid to him by my insurance and what I paid him. He told me there was no coverage for my shot, and I checked, and there was. That was $1500.00.
It's nice to have a physician who actually takes the time to discuss what is happening and involve you in this solution. Your in good hands and I highly recommend Dr. Ratiner! Mary V.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Thoughtful, conscientious care.
in Agoura Hills, CA |
I’m 53 & have been diagnosed with acute autoimmune diseases of the colon, joints, skin and brain. Having seen 100+ doctors in my pursuit of relief; it’s safe to say that I am an expert! Dr. Ratner’s thorough, methodical and insightful approach to patient is beyond compare. My first appointment was 2 years ago and my overall health has dramatically improved, I’m 80% - 90% better! Dr. Boris Ratner is the Real Deal and the best I have ever seen!
Los Angeles |
This DR I WAS with no heart. He told me that I have RA in the most nasty way. He said ' I AM A BUSY MAN". I had to go to a specialist who told me that I do not have it. I was treated in unprofessional way. I would tell you that he is unpleasant. Yes we are in pain, but I would seek another DR.
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Dr. Ratiner's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis


  • Medical School
    Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Mt Zion Hospital Uc San Francisco

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Mt Zion Hospital Uc San Francisco

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mt Zion Hospital Uc San Francisco

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate