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

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's specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Lopez attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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 Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
305 E Brandon Boulevard; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Echols's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. The average patient rating for Dr. Echols is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maddalon trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Maddalon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. His 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Riverview, FL and Brandon, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Becker obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally 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, 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Okun at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Okun takes. In addition to English, Dr. Okun speaks Spanish. His 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's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Raza-Shah is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of New Hanover Regional Medical Center's residency program. 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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Dr. Mark J Sando, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sando specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Sando attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sando takes. 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, 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.