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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks German. Clinical interests for Dr. Degenhardt include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Degenhardt takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. 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. Michael James McDermott, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1405 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Michael McDermott, who practices in Santa Rosa, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McDermott obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. McDermott has an open panel.

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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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Smith attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 in Santa Rosa, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Affleck is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Affleck obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Southern Colorado Family Medicine.

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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 affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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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