Finding Providers
loading

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 areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and knee arthroplasty. He is professionally affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Difelice honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Drew Stein specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Stein average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include arthroscopic surgery, knee injury, and knee surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Dr. Stein is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

Read more

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

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Evan G Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Evan Schwartz is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Rego Park, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

Read more
Dr. Thomas Marcus Mick, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine
130 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Mick works as a psychiatrist and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mick at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Mick is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Aleksey Lazarev, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lazarev speaks Russian. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lazarev is accepting new patients.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.