We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept Medicare Advantage near Ellicott City, MD.

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Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. James Dreese works as a general practitioner, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dreese takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Dreese is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Matthew Sedgley's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sedgley's clinical interests include concussion, back pain, and knee injury. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sedgley is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Ultrasound, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Kernan Drive; Suite 1154
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Anand Murthi's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Baltimore, MD and Lutherville Timonium, MD. These areas are among his clinical interests: frozen shoulder, rotator cuff surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Murthi is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Murthi accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Tendon Repair, Elbow ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Lindsay Jones works as a pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Jones has a special interest in sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. She is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Jones performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries

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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.