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

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

Dr. John Merson specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine and practices in Concord, CA and Brentwood, CA. Dr. Merson honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Merson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1150 Civic Drive; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Julia Hohman's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Hohman performed her residency at Forest Park Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hohman include sports health. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

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

Dr. Denise Romero is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Torrance, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. Dr. Romero is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Romero's training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Romero's practice is open to 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Preston performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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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 practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Lewis is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Michlitsch attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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.