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Dr. Stuart Matthew Shapiro, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1340 Wonder World Drive; Suite 4301
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Shapiro is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in San Marcos, TX and Wimberley, TX. Dr. Shapiro's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Frankford Hospital, Riverside County Regional Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Medical Center Hays, and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Amanda Michelle Ivy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1340 Wonder World Drive; Suite 4301
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Ivy's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ivy graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She is affiliated with Central Texas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Bryant Frazier's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Frazier is affiliated with Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Stephen Mark Norwood, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2108 Hunter Road; Suite 116
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Norwood practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Norwood has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1305 Wonder World Drive; Suite 100
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Gerard Pennington is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Pennington is 3.0 stars out of 5.

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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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