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We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept Medicare PPO near New York, NY.

Dr. Gregory Scott Difelice, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Difelice's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Difelice average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Difelice's clinical interests: meniscus surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and knee arthroplasty. His professional affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Difelice is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Patient Choice Award - Vitals.com, 2008 & 2009; America's Top Orthopedists - Consumer Research Council of America, 2008 & 2009; and Teacher of the Year Award - Montefiore Orthopaedic Residency Program 2002 & 2005. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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

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Dr. Drew A Stein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
30 Broad Street; Level A
New York, NY
 

Dr. Drew Stein's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Stein's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee injury, and knee surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Ankle Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Evan G Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 East 77th Street; 11th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Evan Schwartz sees patients in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Rego Park, NY. His medical specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Dr. Thomas Marcus Mick, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Sports Medicine
130 East 77th Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Mick is a psychiatrist and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mick is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Mick is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Aleksey Lazarev, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aleksey Lazarev is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lazarev studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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.