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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Fremont, CA, Napa, CA, and Saint Helena, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Franzino include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Franzino accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Franzino attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Franzino's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano Community Provider Network (CPN) and Adventist Health System. He welcomes 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 is affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Freeto is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Freeto completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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's specialties are orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Diana attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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