We found 9 sports medicine providers who accept Humana Gold near Live Oak, TX.

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Dr. Bjorn Christian Balldin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5000 Schertz Parkway; Suite 600
Schertz, TX
 

Dr. B. Balldin, who practices in San Antonio, TX, Schertz, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Balldin average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Balldin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Balldin's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5000 Schertz Parkway; Suite 600
Schertz, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Bell is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. John R Iii Chance III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12709 Toepperwein Road; Suite 101
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. John Chance sees patients in Live Oak, TX and San Antonio, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chance at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12709 Toepperwein Road; #101
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. David Fox is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Live Oak, TX and San Antonio, TX. Dr. Fox studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fox has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12709 Toepperwein; Suite 101
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Brian Schulze, who practices in Live Oak, TX and San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schulze studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12709 Toepperwein Road; Suite 101
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Rex Wilcox is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wilcox honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12602 Toepperwein Road; Suite 202
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Ples Kujawa's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kujawa at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jamie Lynn Lynch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12709 Toepperwein Road; Suite 101
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Jamie Lynch is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lynch honors.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Other, Sports Medicine
5000 Schertz Parkway; Suite 400
Schertz, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Shriner is a pain medicine, spinal cord injury medicine, and sports medicine specialist in Schertz, TX. She accepts 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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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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