We found 3 sports medicine providers who accept Cigna Connect Flex Silver 5000 near Richmond, TX.

Dr. Matthew Maddox Mays, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1517 Thompson Road
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Mays practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Sugar Land, TX and Richmond, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sports health. Dr. Mays takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mays is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

Dr. Vishal Michael Shah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Shah's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Ensou Liang, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
1517 Thompson Road
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Liang sees patients in Richmond, TX. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Liang's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liang accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Highland Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports 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.