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We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept Health Net HSP near Rancho Mirage, CA.

Lyle Jonathan (Jonathon) Reber MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36101 Bob Hope Drive; Suite A1
Rancho Mirage, CA
(760) 636-0950

Dr. Lyle Reber's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in La Quinta, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Reber honors Health Net and Medicare insurance. Dr. Reber welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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James A Bell MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma
39000 Bob Hope Dr DOC
Rancho Mirage, CA
(760) 325-4472; (760) 568-2684

Dr. James Bell is an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist in Palm Springs, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA. Dr. Bell is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bell accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Efren Fung Wu MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Family Medicine
74101 Portola Pointe Lane
Palm Desert, CA
(760) 360-1000

Dr. Efren Wu is a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, General Practice
73211 Fred Waring Drive; Suite 100
Palm Desert, CA
(760) 568-4939

Dr. John Romano sees patients in Palm Desert, CA. His medical specialties are general practice, occupational medicine, and family medicine. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Romano a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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.