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We found 11 sports medicine providers who accept Great-West Healthcare near Chesterfield, MO.

Dr. Mark Edward Halstead, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer; 40 Road
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Mark Halstead practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine in Chesterfield, MO, Saint Louis, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halstead takes. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Halstead attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Stress Fractures, Asthma

Dr. Matthew Vernon Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Smith's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include shoulder surgery and elbow surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert H Brophy IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Rob Brophy's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Brophy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Brophy completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Matthew J Matava, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Matava is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Matava's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matava is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ligament Problems, Sports Injuries

Dr. Jeffrey Jerome Nepple, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Nepple is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Nepple focuses on hip problems. Dr. Nepple is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nepple obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Clavicle Fracture, Meniscus Tear

Dr. Rick Wayne Wright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Rick Wright is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Wright's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Rotator Cuff Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. George Arthur Paletta Jr., MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14825 N Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. George Paletta's areas of specialization are osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Paletta is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Dr. Ljiljana Bogunovic, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer Forty Drive; Suite 210
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Ljiljana Bogunovic specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Bogunovic honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Women's Sports Medicine, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems

Dr. Terra Rupert Blatnik, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terra Blatnik specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Blatnik is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at UH Case Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Pain, Overuse Injuries, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Berdale Sabado Colorado, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 South Outer 40 Drive; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Berdale Colorado practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Colorado accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Andrew J Blackman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
121 St. Luke's Center Drive; Suite 302 Doc
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Blackman is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in O'Fallon, MO and Chesterfield, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Blackman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

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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.