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We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept United Healthcare near El Paso, TX.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
9849 Kenworthy Street, Paul L Foster School of Medicine; Department of Family and Community Medicine
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Justin Wright's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Wright is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4815 Alameda Avenue
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Sergio Alvarado sees patients in El Paso, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alvarado takes.

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5005 N. Piedras Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Brian Waterman is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in El Paso, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Waterman attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
5959 Gateway Boulevard W; Suite 120
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Angel Garcia practices family medicine and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4801 Alberta Avenue
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. William Weiss works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA.

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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.