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We found 9 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Brian Leo's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include steroid injections, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. Dr. Leo is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Leo has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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 has received distinctions including The Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Award and Golden Key National Honor Society Blue Key Leadership Honorary National Dean's List.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. John O'Connell is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. O'Connell has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: leg pain, sports health, and hip pain. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Connell honors. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. O'Connell completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery Florida; Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Evan Peck, who practices in West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Peck include steroid injections, leg pain, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Peck is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Peck is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hand Fracture, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
5405 Okeechobee Boulevard; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Leon Uribe practices family medicine and sports medicine in West Palm Beach, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Valle.

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Dr. Joel Efrem Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Joel Cohen is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Dr. Gary Neil Ackerman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Gary Ackerman's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ackerman has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Dr. John Louis Randazzo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. John Randazzo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Randazzo is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He 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.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
440 N State Road; 7 Ste B
Royal Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Anand Panchal is a specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Royal Palm Beach, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Panchal attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. James J Kirvin III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. James Kirvin, who practices in West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Kirvin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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.