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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Degenhardt's clinical interests include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. Dr. Degenhardt speaks German. Dr. Degenhardt is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He is accepting 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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. 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. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He is accepting 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. McDermott a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency 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, who practices in Santa Rosa, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Stein graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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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's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Affleck is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Southern Colorado Family Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.