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

Dr. Robert Forster's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Castro Valley, CA. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is especially interested in joint reconstruction and sports health. Dr. Forster accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Alameda Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Ultrasound, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pottorff include musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pottorff's office for an appointment. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cheng include musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cheng's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cheng's practice 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Pleasanton, CA and San Ramon, CA. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Elrashidy attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. 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's specialty is sports medicine. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Cortese accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.

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

Dr. Lara Salamacha works as a sports medicine specialist. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She takes 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.