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We found 11 sports medicine providers who accept Workers' Compensation near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Matthew Vernon Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4921 Parkview Place; Suite A and B
Saint Louis, 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. Mark Edward Halstead, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, 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. Robert H Brophy IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4921 Parkview Place; Suite A and 6th Floor
Saint Louis, 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. Jeffrey Jerome Nepple, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
Saint 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
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, 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. Travis J Hillen, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Sports Medicine
510 South Kingshighway Boulevard; 10th Floor - Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Travis Hillen practices musculoskeletal radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology in Saint Louis, MO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. In his practice, Dr. Hillen focuses on vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Hillen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hillen is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Problems, MRI, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Craig Baker, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Sports Medicine
510 S Kingshighway Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jonathan Baker works as a musculoskeletal radiologist, diagnostic radiologist, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Baker's clinical interests encompass metabolic bone disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Metabolic Bone Disease, MRI, Ultrasound, Bone Biopsy, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer L Demertzis, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Sports Medicine
510 South Kingshighway Boulevard; Room 1002
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Demertzis works as a musculoskeletal radiologist, diagnostic radiologist, and sports medicine specialist. In Dr. Demertzis's practice, she is particularly interested in ultrasound (sonogram). She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Education, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Terra Rupert Blatnik, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
1 Children's Place
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. Ljiljana Bogunovic, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4921 Parkview Place; Ste 6a/6b/12a
Saint Louis, 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. Berdale Sabado Colorado, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4921 Parkview Place; Ste 6a/6b/12a
Saint Louis, 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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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.