We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept Medicare near Slidell, LA.

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

Dr. Kevin Doulens practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Doulens has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at JPS Health Network for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Humana, and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Covington, LA and Slidell, LA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Feldman performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Ochsner, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Benjamin Guevara is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Slidell, LA and Covington, LA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guevara's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. Peter Blessey works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Covington, LA and Slidell, LA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Dr. Blessey is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blessey is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1570 Lindberg Drive; Suite 10
Slidell, LA
 

Dr. Brian Kindl is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kindl is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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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