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

Dr. Robert Forster is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Castro Valley, CA. In his practice, Dr. Forster focuses on joint reconstruction and sports health. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Alameda Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Forster welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Forster attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Adhesive Capsulitis, Elbow ... (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 Castro Valley, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Pottorff accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pottorff completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Pottorff is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He welcomes 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Cheng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Elrashidy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Kasey Cortese practices sports medicine in San Leandro, CA. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Cortese honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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

Dr. Lara Salamacha is a sports medicine specialist in Hayward, CA. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Salamacha is an in-network provider 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.