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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' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sports health. Dr. Mays is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Mays honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and sports medicine. He practices in Richmond, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Liang 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.