We found 3 sports medicine providers who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay OAHMO near Altoona, PA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
801 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. David Junkin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Hollidaysburg, PA, Altoona, PA, and Huntingdon, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Junkin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Junkin include knee problems and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Junkin takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
3000 Fairway Drive
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Eric Kephart's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in Altoona, PA. Dr. Kephart is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kephart completed a residency program at Altoona Regional Health System.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
3000 Fairway Drive
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Shawn Saylor specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Altoona, PA. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). After completing medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Saylor is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, 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.
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