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

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

Dr. Kevin Doulens' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Doulens is an in-network provider for Coventry, Humana, Medicare, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Doulens obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at JPS Health Network.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Feldman honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Feldman is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Covington, LA and Slidell, LA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Dr. Blessey is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Blessey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency.

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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Guevara trained at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic for his residency. Dr. Guevara is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.