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

Dr. Robert Forster sees patients in Castro Valley, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in joint reconstruction and sports health. Dr. Forster is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Alameda Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Forster's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Castro Valley, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pottorff include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Pottorff is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pottorff accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Pottorff graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Cheng completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cheng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He welcomes 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Elrashidy completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He 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's medical specialty is sports medicine. Dr. Cortese is an in-network provider for 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's specialty is sports medicine. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Salamacha accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.

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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.