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We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Bradenton, FL.

Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
528 48th Street Court E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass ACL injury. Dr. Milam is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Milam attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Schafer, who practices in Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Schafer's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Avinash Kumar is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Kumar performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kumar has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Lamar works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Lamar average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lamar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Valadie is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valadie honors. Dr. Valadie studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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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.