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We found 8 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL. Dr. Milam has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Milam trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lopez attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ganglion Cysts, 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Maddalon speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. John Okun sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Okun is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Okun attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Becker is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Becker focuses on sports health. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Syed Raza-Shah's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Raza-Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Mark Sando is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Sando is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Philippe Robert Chain, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
214 Morrison Road
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Philippe Chain's specialty is family medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.