Dr. Luga Podesta Testimonials

Sheila E

Sheila E began her career in the mid-1970s as a percussionist for the George Duke Band. After separating from the group in 1983, Sheila began collaborating with Prince and launched a solo career, starting with the release of her debut album in 1984, which included her biggest hit “The Glamorous Life

Mike Scioscia

Former manager of the LA Angels and LA Dodgers player (MLB)

Carmine appice

Carmine Appice is an American drummer and percussionist most commonly associated with the rock genre of music. He has received classical music training, and was influenced early-on by the work of jazz drummers Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa.

Jacqueline Ross

Jacqueline Ross is a Pro-Motocross racer and athlete competing in the American Women’s Circuit winning multiple 1st place and podium finishes throughout the US.

Marco Nunez

Former LA Lakers (NBA) Head Athletic Trainer.

Luis Conte

Luis Conte is a Cuban percussionist who has backed acts such as James Taylor, Madonna, Pat Metheny Group, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart and Shakira. He immigrated to Los Angeles in 1967, where he attended Los Angeles City College studying music, and entrenched himself in the music community.

gregg Bissonette

Gregg Bissonette is an American drummer in jazz and rock. He was a member of the David Lee Roth band and is the brother of bassist Matt Bissonette.


What people say

Dear Luga, Thank you so much for all that you have done and continue doing for me. You’re the best doctor I could’ve ever asked for! Thanks for putting up with my worried phone calls, numerous questions I have, and everything else. I owe you big time. Once again thank you and I will for sure get you a signed picture ASAP. Thank You,
Brittany C.
Dr Podesta treated my torn Hip Labrum. As he had told me at our initial appointment, exactly 4 months later my hip was completely pain free during exercise and I have been able to do any activities with no pain. As a Pain physician myself offering regenerative medicine treatments to my patients as well in my office in NYS, I can tell you that very few physicians in the world have his set of skills and knowledge in his field of expertise. This is why I chose him.
Thierry B. - Plattsburgh, NY
After incurring a biceps tendon tear, I was very concerned about the implications of surgery and the protracted recovery time. After researching alternative therapies , I had the good fortune of meeting Dr. Podesta. While in his office, I noted the many autographed pictures of celebrities and professional atheletes, who were his patients. I mention this because, I am neither. However, Dr. Podesta treated me like I was! Thanks Dr. P!
Justin G. - Naples, FL
He treated my torn hamstring with PRP with wonderful success I am in my 70’s and it needed to be done twice He was knowledgeable and positive and very comprehensive in all assessments He also treated my back very successfully Highly recommended
Shakti - NY

Dr. Podesta has served as the medical director and head team physician for the Los Angeles Kiss (Arena Football League) from 2014-2015, as team physician for the Los Angeles Angels Baseball team (2010-2013) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1990-2006). He also served as head team physician for the World Champion LA Xtreme (XFL) (2001), the Los Angeles Avengers, Arena Football League (2002-2008), the Los Angeles Riptide Major League Lacrosse (2006-2008,), Oxnard College, and as team physician for Loyola Marymount University. Past consultant roles have included the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, as a sports performance consultant to Cirque Du Soleil-Iris, the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, and as a training camp consultant to the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.