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We found 6 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103, a Multi-State Plan near Rowlett, TX.

Dr. Mohammad Umar Burney, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Burney's areas of specialization are osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Burney studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Burney include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burney accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Burney (or staff) speaks Arabic and Hindi. He 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
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. John Zavala specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zavala's areas of expertise include foot problems, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zavala takes. Dr. Zavala is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Zavala 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
2701 Sunset Ridge Drive; Suite 200
Rockwall, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Witherspoon specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Rockwall, TX and Forney, TX. Dr. Witherspoon graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His clinical interests include sports health. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witherspoon accepts. Dr. Witherspoon is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway; Suite 237
Rockwall, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ozumba specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ozumba include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ozumba studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bridwell works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist in McKinney, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Rockwall, TX. Dr. Bridwell has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bridwell completed a residency program at AnMed Health. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7501 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 220
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Steven Johnson sees patients in Palestine, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Forney, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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.