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We found 6 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. Julia Supattanasiri Hohman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1150 Civic Drive; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Julia Hohman works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Hohman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at Forest Park Hospital. In her practice, Dr. Hohman focuses on sports health. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Hohman's professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

Dr. John Kenneth Merson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1800 Sutter Street; Suite 100
Concord, CA
 

Dr. John Merson is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Concord, CA and Brentwood, CA. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merson takes. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Merson has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Dr. Denise M Romero, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2021 Mt. Diablo Boulevard; #100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Denise Romero's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Romero speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. She is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Romero attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Romero is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Francis Preston, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Charles Preston specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Preston graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Dr. Donald McCall Lewis, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Donald Lewis is a hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Lewis a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Lewis completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Gary Michlitsch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Michael Michlitsch, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Michlitsch a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michlitsch takes. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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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.