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We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Fort Myers, FL.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12670 Creekside Lane; Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Sandra Collins works as a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Fort Myers, FL. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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. Collins takes.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7331 College Parkway; Suite 300
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Bynum specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bynum takes 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 Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3210 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Scott Thompson is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Thompson obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. 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. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12670 Creekside Lane; Suite 202
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Mehalik is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehalik accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12670 Creekside Lane; Suite 202
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Harmon's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Harmon 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. He is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.