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

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

Dr. Gregory Difelice is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Difelice is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus surgery, knee arthroplasty, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Difelice takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. He is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Difelice 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, Elbow Problems, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, ... (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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and shoulder injury. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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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
New York, NY
 

Dr. Evan Schwartz, who practices in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Rego Park, NY, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Schwartz average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has an open panel. He attended medical school 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's specialties are psychiatry and sports medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mick accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Mick graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks French.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Russian. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Lazarev a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lazarev welcomes 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.
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