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We found 8 sports medicine providers who accept MyBlue near Gulf Breeze, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 200
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. James Andrews works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Andrews is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Andrews trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. He has received the distinction of Birmingham Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
41-b Fairpoint Drive
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Richard Sellers works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Gulf Breeze, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Sellers is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sellers include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency.

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 210
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Adam Anz's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Anz include knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Anz studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Eric Kujawski's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Kujawski accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 200
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Michael Milligan is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Milligan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 200
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Hackel practices family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Hackel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1020 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Jarrod Smith is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Gulf Breeze, FL. He studied medicine at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. Smith 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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Specializes in Family Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
151 W Main Street
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jeremiah Dreisbach works as a family practitioner, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dreisbach honors.

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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.