We found 7 sports medicine providers who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Brandon, FL.

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

Dr. Edward Becker, who practices in Riverview, FL and Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Becker is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in sports health. 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 completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - South, 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. Robert John Maddalon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maddalon's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Maddalon is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and BayCare Health System. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is in-network for 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: 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Okun is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Okun's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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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 sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopez 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 graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
305 E Brandon Boulevard; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Echols's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Echols performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Sando's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - South, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Sando trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sando is in-network for 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: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Syed Shah works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Shah 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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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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