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We found 3 sports medicine providers who accept Health Net PPO near Carson City, NV.

Dr. Kyle Edward Swanson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
935 Mica Drive; Suite 13
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Kyle Swanson's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Swanson's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Mitchell Bannar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
935 Mica Drive; Suite 13
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Stephen Bannar specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bannar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Bannar attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
935 Mica Drive
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Keith Swanson is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Swanson is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.