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

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

Dr. Thomas Degenhardt is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Degenhardt accepts. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Degenhardt speaks German. His professional affiliations include Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Degenhardt welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ty Affleck works as a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist in Santa Rosa, CA. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Affleck's medical residency was performed at Southern Colorado Family Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Affleck accepts. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael McDermott is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. McDermott attended Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. McDermott has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDermott accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McDermott's office for an appointment.

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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 Santa Rosa, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein has an open panel. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
121 Sotoyome Street
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Steven Smith's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Smith's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis 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.
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