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

Dr. Stuart Shapiro is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in San Marcos, TX. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shapiro's medical residency was performed at Frankford Hospital, Riverside County Regional Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Ivy attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ivy takes. Dr. Ivy is affiliated with Central Texas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Bryant Frazier sees patients in San Marcos, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. 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 professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts 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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pennington attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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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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