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We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Shield PPO near Santa Rosa, CA.

Dr. Thomas C Degenhardt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1405 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Degenhardt is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Degenhardt has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Degenhardt attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Degenhardt is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
121 Sotoyome Street
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Steven Smith is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Santa Rosa, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Smith graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Tendon Repair, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James McDermott, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1405 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Michael McDermott is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. McDermott's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. McDermott completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Dr. Gary A Stein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1405 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Gary Stein is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Stein attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency.

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Dr. Ty Preston Affleck, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1255 N Dutton Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Ty Affleck practices family medicine and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Southern Colorado Family Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Affleck takes. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.