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

Dr. David Junkin practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Junkin graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Eric Kephart practices family medicine and sports medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Altoona Regional Health System for residency. Dr. Kephart is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Shawn Saylor's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Conemaugh Health System, Dr. Saylor attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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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