We found 7 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Brandon, FL.

Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL. Before completing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Milam attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is especially interested in ACL injury. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. In addition to English, Dr. Milam speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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

Dr. Peter Vincent Lopez, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lopez works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Lopez is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopez's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He honors 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 Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lopez trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ganglion Cyst, Rotator ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Maddalon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maddalon's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Maddalon attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Maddalon's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Revision, Debridement, Hip Problems, Arthroplasty, Lower Extremity Problems

Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Riverview, FL and Brandon, FL. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health. Dr. Becker is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker honors. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. John Okun's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Okun takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Okun attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Okun's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Revision, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
428 W Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Syed Raza-Shah is a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist in Ocoee, FL and Brandon, FL. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raza-Shah accepts.

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Dr. Mark J Sando, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sando practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Winter Haven, FL, Brandon, FL, and Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sando attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

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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.