We found 3 sports medicine providers who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Griffin, GA.

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Dr. David A Goodman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
665 South 8th Street
Griffin, GA

Dr. David Goodman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, sports health, and total joint replacement. Dr. Goodman is affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital, Piedmont Henry Hospital, and Resurgens Orthopaedics. He honors Coventry, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Goodman attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Goodman has received include Board of Executives, Joseph Sams School; Team Physician- Starr's Mill High School, Fayetteville, GA; and Section Chief, Orthopaedics, Fayette Community Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Wayne Stewart, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Dr. Gary Stewart specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in McDonough, GA, Griffin, GA, and Fayetteville, GA. These areas are among Dr. Stewart's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital, Piedmont Henry Hospital, and Resurgens Orthopaedics. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He is open to new patients. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Stewart speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Thomas Hopkins Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
717 S 8th Street
Griffin, GA

Dr. Charles Hopkins works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Griffin, GA. He is affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Hopkins attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more.

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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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