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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 practices osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Burney's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Burney (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Hindi. Dr. Burney is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Zavala has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in foot problems, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Zavala attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Dr. Zavala has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Rockwall, TX and Forney, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include sports health. Dr. Witherspoon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Witherspoon attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic 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.