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We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept CIGNA Plans near Mill Valley, CA.

Dr. James L Chen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
750 Redwood Highway; Suite 1035
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. James Chen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Chen honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition to English, Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He also offers language support for French and Filipino-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Chen is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Choi Shin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
750 Redwood Highway; Suite 1035
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Edward Shin's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Shin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Adrian J Rawlinson, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Sports Medicine
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Adrian Rawlinson sees patients in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. His medical specialties are general practice and sports medicine. Dr. Rawlinson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Leeds School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Neil Prakash Pathare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
750 Redwood Highway; Suite 1035
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Neil Pathare, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Mill Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Pathare speaks Marathi. His areas of expertise include sports health. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Pathare accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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.