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

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

Dr. Daniel Milam is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Milam's areas of expertise include ACL injury. Dr. Milam honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He 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. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker sees patients in Riverview, FL and Brandon, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include sports health. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Becker completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patient ratings for Dr. Becker average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Maddalon graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Maddalon is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. John Okun is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Okun speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Okun's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes 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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Clinical interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Revision, Hip Replacement, ... (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 is a specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Lopez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Mark Sando is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland 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. Sando accepts. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Syed Raza-Shah's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Raza-Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Raza-Shah completed a residency program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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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.
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