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We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept Health Net HMO for Large and Small Groups near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Alan M Hirahara, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2801 K Street; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Hirahara is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Hirahara completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hirahara accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. David William Wang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2801 K Street; Suite 310
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Wang is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Sacramento, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David B Coward, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2801 K Street; Suite 310
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Coward's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Coward is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Coward include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Coward is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Coward's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Coward has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick James McGahan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2801 K Street; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Patrick McGahan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. McGahan has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. McGahan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Ultrasound, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read 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.