We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Columbus, GA.

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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 is a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Kovacic has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

Dr. Champ Baker's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Columbus, GA. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Thomas Byars is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Byars honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Steven Schulenborg's area of specialization is pediatric sports medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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

Dr. Cassidy Foley works as a pediatric sports medicine specialist in Stockbridge, GA, Albany, GA, and Marietta, GA. Dr. Foley honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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.
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