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We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept AmeriHealth POS near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Merrick J Wetzler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Advocare South Jersey Orthopedics; Washington Professional Campus Ii
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Merrick Wetzler is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wetzler include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Wetzler speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Forearm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Francis Deluca, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
327 Greentree Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Deluca is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Deluca's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deluca include lower back strain, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Knee Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Joseph Bernardini, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
239 Hurffville - Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Brad Bernardini works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Vineland, NJ and Sewell, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bernardini include forearm fracture, carpal tunnel surgery, and humerus (upper arm) fracture. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Bernardini's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Forearm Fracture, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
570 Egg Harbor Road; Suite B-22
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Malini Khanna is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), interventional pain medicine, and sports medicine. Her clinical interests include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Khanna is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more.

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Clinical interests: Forearm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, ... (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.