We found 9 sports medicine providers near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Bansal
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal is a pediatric sports medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Bansal's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bansal welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Morris's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. 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 attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Morris's residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cottrell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cottrell attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. David Paul Thompson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Thompson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Thompson's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Trigger ... (Read more)

Dr. Ted Anthony Farrar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
807 N. Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ted Farrar's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farrar include sports health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Farrar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Farrar is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Concussion

Dr. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Willard Hughes, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hughes include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes takes.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. George Walter Rankin Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
807 N. Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Rankin specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rankin include sports health. He 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 California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency and Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Concussion

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 401
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Hutchison practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hutchison honors. He studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1001 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 101
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Wallace's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Wallace honors Medicare insurance.

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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.