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We found 10 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Temple Terrace, FL.

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Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nofsinger 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 conversant in Swedish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2727 Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Chan is an orthopedic traumatologist, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ankle problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Chan average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Alberto Schwartz Fernandes, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes include biceps tendon injury, peripheral nerve surgery, and wrist arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Hand Problems, Injuries, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Leffers attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is rated highly by his patients. 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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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Adam Morse is a Temple Terrace, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Morse average 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mary Gardner works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Celebration, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Gardner is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Before performing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Gardner attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Dr. Byron K Moran, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Byron Moran specializes in general internal medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moran include general care and sports health. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Moran's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Moran attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, General Care

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Baker's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker takes.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Seth Gasser is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gasser include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Gasser is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Grant Galen Garlick, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Grant Garlick practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Garlick studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garlick takes.

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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.