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We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Abilene, TX.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2074 Antilley Road
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Dale Funk is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Funk takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Funk has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2074 Antilley Road
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Deprang is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Abilene, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Deprang honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2074 Antilley Road
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Maroney's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Maroney honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
4351 Ridgemont Drive; Suite A
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Johnson's specialty is pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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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.