We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic HMO near Venice, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mark Morishige's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Venice, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morishige attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Noah is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Noah has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edmund Witkowski is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Witkowski graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
241 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite B
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Tracy Ng's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She practices in Venice, FL. Dr. Ng obtained her medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ng accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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.
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