We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept Humana Silver HMO near Baton Rouge, LA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9001 Summa Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Bruce Monaco's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
8490 Picardy Avenue; Building 100 Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Brian Harrell is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Harrell studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7301 Hennessy; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Lawrence Messina practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Baton Rouge, LA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Messina studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
429 East Airport Drive; Suite 4
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Rani Whitfield works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Baton Rouge, LA. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitfield honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
3600 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Etheredge sees patients in Baton Rouge, LA. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.