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. Dr. Degenhardt studied medicine at 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Degenhardt include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Degenhardt speaks German. Dr. Degenhardt is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McDermott's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He welcomes new patients.

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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 a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at Southern Colorado Family Medicine for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Affleck at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Affleck is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Smith is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.

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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 sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Stein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Stein's 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.