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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Seven Square Corporate Center; 9110 Philadelphia Road, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. David Cohen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cohen has received the distinction of Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Cohen's practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
532 Baltimore Boulevard; Suite 201
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Kenneth Tepper specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Westminster, MD, Pikesville, MD, and Sparks Glencoe, MD. Patients rated Dr. Tepper highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder dislocation, hip arthroscopy, and knee arthroscopy. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Tepper is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
412 Malcolm Drive; Suite 200
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Matthew Sedgley's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Ellicott City, MD, Westminster, MD, and Baltimore, MD. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Sedgley attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sedgley include concussion, back pain, and knee injury. Patients rated Dr. Sedgley highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sedgley accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
532 Baltimore Boulevard; Suite 201
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Jason Hammond is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery. Patients rated Dr. Hammond highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hammond accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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.
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