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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Chen is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He also offers interpreting services for French and Filipino-speaking patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Chen's practice 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in San Francisco, CA and Mill Valley, CA. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Shin attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Shin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Adrian Rawlinson is a physician who specializes in general practice, family medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Rawlinson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rawlinson studied medicine at the University of Leeds School of Medicine. He trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency.

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Pathare is conversant in Marathi. He is especially interested in sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pathare has an open panel.

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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.