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We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept Aetna Bronze $15 Copay Memorial Hermann near Tomball, TX.

Dr. Stephen Donald Simonich, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13635 Michel Road
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Simonich specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Simonich's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Partial Hip Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed-Tarek Tarek Al-Fahl, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13603 Michel Road
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Al-Fahl is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. Dr. Al-Fahl is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Al-Fahl attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. James Edward Mathis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13603 Michel Road
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. James Mathis is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Tomball, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Mathis is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mathis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr. Matthew Dean Hammit, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13603 Michel Road
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Hammit's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hammit studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Hammit's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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.