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We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept MultiPlan near Olney, MD.

Dr. Evan H. Argintar MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18109 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Evan Argintar's medical specialty is general practice, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and sports injuries. Dr. Argintar is affiliated with MedStar Health. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Argintar accepts. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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

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Specializes in General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine
18101 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Ellen Smith is a general practitioner, emergency medicine specialist, and sports medicine specialist. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She is affiliated with Washington Adventist Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite 155
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Jason Pothast's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Pothast focuses on concussion, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Pothast is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pothast's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ultrasound, Soft Tissue Injections, Concussion, Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18109 Prince Phillip Drive; Suite 325
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Carter Mitchell's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mitchell attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mitchell is professionally affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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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.