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We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 590
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL. Dr. Milam has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Milam trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2750 Bahia Visa Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Johnny Gibbs' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Gibbs is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of JPS Health Network's residency program. He is an in-network provider for 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. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5881 Rand Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Warnick is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Warnick studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes 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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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric R James, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Eric James' areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. James is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
677 N Washington Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Beth Lloyd is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Lloyd takes 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.