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We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept Humana Silver near Slidell, LA.

Dr. Kevin Michael Doulens, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA
 

Dr. Kevin Doulens is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doulens include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Doulens accepts Coventry, Humana, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Doulens's medical residency was performed at JPS Health Network. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D Feldman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA
 

Dr. Michael Feldman's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Covington, LA and Slidell, LA. Patient ratings for Dr. Feldman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Feldman's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital. Dr. Feldman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Feldman attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Benjamin Blessey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2750 Gause Boulevard E
Slidell, LA
 

Dr. Peter Blessey specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Covington, LA and Slidell, LA. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Blessey at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blessey is affiliated with Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Benjamin Gray Guevara, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA
 

Dr. Benjamin Guevara is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Dr. Guevara attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guevara accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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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.