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We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Forney, TX.

Dr. Mohammad Umar Burney, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
763 E. Us Hwy 80; Suite 200
Forney, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Burney is a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burney include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Burney average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Burney (or staff) speaks Arabic and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Burney welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Knee Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament Problems, Sprains, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. John Alexander Zavala, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
763 East U.s. Highway 80; Suite 210
Forney, TX
 

Dr. John Zavala practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Forney, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Rockwall, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Zavala trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Zavala include foot problems, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Zavala is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zavala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Christopher Anthony Witherspoon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
763 East Highway 80; Suite 240
Forney, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Witherspoon's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Witherspoon is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Witherspoon include sports health. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Witherspoon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Witherspoon has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
763 East Highway 80; Suite 240 (
Forney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Johnson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.