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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19842 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Forster is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Forster is especially interested in joint reconstruction, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Alameda Hospital. Dr. Forster is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Frozen Shoulder, Elbow Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg Thomas Pottorff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19842 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Pottorff is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Dr. Pottorff is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pottorff accepts. Dr. Pottorff is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Cheng, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15035 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Cheng, who practices in San Leandro, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cheng is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Cheng has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Cheng's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Hany R El Rashidy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Hany Elrashidy works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Pleasanton, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Replacement ... (Read more)

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
2500 Merced Street; Mob 4th Floor
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Kasey Cortese is a San Leandro, CA physician who specializes in sports medicine. She takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
27400 Hesperian Boulevard
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Lara Salamacha specializes in sports medicine. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is the specialty that promotes physical fitness and activity while managing, treating, and preventing injuries that happen during exercise or participation in sports. Sports medicine fosters wellness and fitness and works to inhibit injury. A sports medicine specialist may work with professional athletes, school sports teams, individuals who participate in sports on the weekend for fun, or someone who is just beginning to exercise for the first time. Although their main focus is on musculoskeletal function, sports medicine specialists also care for patients’ full medical and nutritional needs as they relate to their active lifestyle.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and issues that a sports medicine specialist might see in their work include:
  • Acute sports injuries (sprains, fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis, bursitis)
  • Head injuries (concussion)
  • Heat injuries (heat stroke)
  • Athletes with chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) and how their illness is affected by exercise
  • Nutrition and the use of supplements
  • Developing a safe exercise plan for obese or sedentary patients
  • Substance abuse of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Teaching proper form and technique to reduce the chance of injury

Sports medicine specialists often work closely with orthopedic specialists, and the scope of their work can have some overlap. The main distinction is that orthopedic specialists can perform surgery when it is needed, while sports medicine specialists focus on non-surgical solutions for injuries.

Whether they are the team physicians making sure every professional player is performing safely and at their best, or community specialists getting you back in the game after a sprained ankle, sports medicine doctors are there to make sure you’re in good condition to lead an active life.
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