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We found 12 sports medicine providers who accept Health Net HSP near Santa Monica, CA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 1090
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Soheil Najibi works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Najibi include sports health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Najibi speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Knapp specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Knapp's clinical interests include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Knapp has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Knapp's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Bert Roland Mandelbaum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Bert Mandelbaum is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mandelbaum's clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), and wrist arthroscopy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mandelbaum honors. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Mandelbaum is affiliated with UCLA Health, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Babak Samimi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
11710 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Babak Samimi's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samimi include wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samimi accepts. Dr. Samimi graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Michael Gerhardt specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gerhardt include hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Gerhardt is affiliated with UCLA Health and Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Gerhardt attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tracy Lynn Zaslow, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Other, Sports Medicine
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite #400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Tracy Zaslow is a sports medicine specialist in Encino, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Zaslow is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. She completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She has received professional recognition including the following: Special Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics; Top Doc, Pasadena Magazine, 2013, 2015; and Special Achievement Award: American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapter 2.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Concussion, Overuse Injuries, Fractures

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mary Gendy is a physician who specializes in emergency medicine and sports medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gendy graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Sports Medicine
4644 Lincoln Boulevard; Suite #101
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Zoppi's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Marina Del Rey, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zoppi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
120 S Spalding Drive; Ste# 400
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Steven Waltrip's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine; he sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
2080 Century Park East; Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Masih is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Masih accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
11961 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Augusto Rojas specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Rojas attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rojas is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8610 S Sepulveda Boulevard; #202
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Landauer works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Landauer accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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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.