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Dr. John Nicholas Diana, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
3273 Claremont Way; Suite #100
Napa, CA
 

Dr. John Diana is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Saint Helena, CA and Napa, CA. Dr. Diana honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Stephen John Franzino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3435 Valle Verde Drive; Suite B
Napa, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Franzino specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Fremont, CA, Napa, CA, and Saint Helena, CA. These areas are among Dr. Franzino's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Adventist Health System, and Sutter Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian David Freeto, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3273 Claremont Way; Suite 100
Napa, CA
 

Dr. Brian Freeto, who practices in Clearlake, CA, Saint Helena, CA, and Napa, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Freeto accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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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.
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