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We found 3 sports medicine providers who accept Anthem near Monterey, CA.

Dr. Peter G Gerbino II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
900 Cass Street; Suite 200
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Peter Gerbino's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Monterey, CA. Dr. Gerbino has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Gerbino has received professional recognition including the following: United States Navy Medical School Scholarship; National Merit Commendation; and Clinical Orthopedic Society Travelling Fellowship. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
12 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite. A
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Wong, who practices in Monterey, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Wong is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Harris Court Building A; Suite A1
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Michael Klassen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Klassen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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.