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We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Saint Augustine, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
150 Southpark Boulevard; Suite 102
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Tod Northrup's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Northrup completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). The average patient rating for Dr. Northrup is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Orthopaedic Place
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Sina Kasraeian is a Saint Augustine, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He accepts 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Orthopaedic Place
Saint Augustine, FL
 

Dr. James Grimes specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Augustine, FL. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Grimes 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.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
One Orthopaedic Place
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Albert Volk is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Saint Augustine, FL. 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 graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1 Orthopaedic Place
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Jousha Henry works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist in Saint Augustine, FL. Dr. Henry is an in-network provider 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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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.