We found 3 sports medicine providers who accept Medicare near Gastonia, NC.

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Dr. Ranjan Simon Maitra, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
706 Summit Crossing Place
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Ranjan Maitra, who practices in Gastonia, NC, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Maitra's clinical interests: knee problems and hip problems. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Maitra attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Named by US News & World Report as a Top Doctor (story); OrthoCarolina Catalyst Award Winner; and OrthoCarolina Physician of the Year Runner-Up. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Maitra is affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Lynn McHale, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
706 Summit Crossing Place
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Patricia McHale's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. McHale is professionally affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McHale trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for her residency. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Erik Charles Johnson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
620 Summit Crossing Place; Suite 108
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Erik Johnson is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Gastonia, NC. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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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