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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and Mill Valley, CA. Dr. Chen is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He also offers language support for French and Filipino-speaking patients. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Shin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Shin studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and Mill Valley, CA. Dr. Pathare is especially interested in sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Pathare attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Pathare speaks Marathi.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

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

Dr. Adrian Rawlinson's specialties are general practice and sports medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Leeds School of Medicine and performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Rawlinson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. He 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.