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We found 9 sports medicine providers who accept Aetna US Access near San Mateo, CA.

Dr. Paul Nasario Abeyta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive #115; Burlingame Center, Department of Orthopedics
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Paul Abeyta specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abeyta include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Abeyta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank S Chen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chen graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Haskell, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Haskell works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Haskell graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Haskell include limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haskell is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Haskell's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis C Park, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N. San Mateo Drive; Suite 1
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Park is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Park is especially interested in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Park's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Edward Hazelrig Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N San Mateo Drive; Suite 1
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Paul Hazelrig is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in San Mateo, CA. His areas of expertise include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Hazelrig is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hazelrig's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical interests: Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Hurst is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hurst include knee problems, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Hurst's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dirk Ross Diefendorf, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 607
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Diefendorf works as an orthopedic surgeon, osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist, and sports medicine specialist. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Diefendorf is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diefendorf is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Diefendorf speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Diefendorf's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Eliot Hughes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 S. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 504
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Paul Hughes is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hughes include wrist arthroscopy and elbow replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Hughes average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hughes trained at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Hughes is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Hughes is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Wrist Arthroscopy, Elbow Replacement

Dr. Marvin Yukming Lo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 116
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Marvin Lo is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Daly City, CA and Burlingame, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lo attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Lo's areas of expertise include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lo takes. In addition to English, Dr. Lo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Partial 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.