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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Coral Gables, FL, Weston, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Leo attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include The Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Award and Golden Key National Honor Society Blue Key Leadership Honorary National Dean's List. Dr. Leo is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 works as a rehabilitation physician, pain specialist, and sports medicine specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. O'Connell attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include leg pain, sports health, and hip pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Connell takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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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's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine; he sees patients in West Palm Beach, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include steroid injections, leg pain, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Peck is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Peck takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. John Randazzo practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Randazzo attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. 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 affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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

Dr. Leon Uribe's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in West Palm Beach, FL. 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 graduated from the University of Valle.

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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 hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist in Royal Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Panchal graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ackerman a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. 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. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Cohen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Kirvin is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Kirvin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.