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

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

Dr. Gregory Difelice specializes in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Difelice include meniscus surgery, knee arthroplasty, and sports health. Dr. Difelice's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Dr. Difelice welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Difelice attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Difelice's distinctions 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. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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

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

Dr. Drew Stein's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and shoulder injury. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. The average patient rating for Dr. Stein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Thomas Mick, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine
130 East 77th Street; Black Hall, 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Mick's areas of specialization are psychiatry and sports medicine; he sees patients in New York, NY. Dr. Mick speaks French. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Northwell Health Physician Partners. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Mick average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Evan Schwartz is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist in Astoria, NY, New York, NY, and Rego Park, NY. Dr. Schwartz has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute, and Long Island Jewish Forest Hills. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Schwartz's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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

Dr. Aleksey Lazarev works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lazarev honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He speaks Russian. Dr. Lazarev is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and Northwell Health Physician Partners. His practice 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.
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