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We found 6 sports medicine providers who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Columbus, GA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6262 Veterans Parkway
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Champ Baker is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Dr. Jeffrey John Kovacic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
705 17th Street; Suite 208
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kovacic's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kovacic is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kovacic is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Kovacic attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
2300 Manchester Expressway; Bldg G-2
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. John Henderson is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. He is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Henderson is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Cassidy Macdowell Foley, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
705 17th Street; Suite 208
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Cassidy Foley is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. She is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Foley is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. She graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Thomas Frederick Byars, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
705 17th Street; Suite 208
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Byars' specialty is pediatric sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Byars is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Dr. Stephen Perry Schulenborg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
705 17th Street; Suite 208
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Steven Schulenborg is a pediatric sports medicine specialist in Stockbridge, GA, Albany, GA, and Marietta, GA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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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.