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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
(831) 655-2122

Dr. Peter Gerbino, who practices in Monterey, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gerbino accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: United States Navy Medical School Scholarship; National Merit Commendation; and Clinical Orthopedic Society Travelling Fellowship. Dr. Gerbino offers interpreting services for his patients. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Sports Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
12 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite. A
Monterey, CA
(831) 648-7200

Dr. Patrick Wong works as a physiatrist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Wong is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Harris Court Building A; Suite A1
Monterey, CA
(831) 643-9788

Dr. Michael Klassen works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Klassen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Klassen's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Klassen honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more.

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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.