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We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept United Healthcare near Colchester, VT.

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Dr. Nathan Kincaid Endres, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
95 Carrigan Drive, Univ of Vermont, Department of Orthopaedics; Stafford Hall 4th Floor
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Nathan Endres is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and revision surgery. Dr. Endres studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for his residency. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Endres is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Transplant Procedures, Revision Surgery, Musculoskeletal Trauma, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Robert Slauterbeck, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
792 College Parkway
Colchester, VT
 

Dr. James Slauterbeck specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Colchester, VT, Burlington, VT, and South Burlington, VT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slauterbeck include meniscus tear. Dr. Slauterbeck attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Ligament Problems, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Dislocation, Meniscus Tear

Dr. Claude Elmer Nichols III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 College Parkway
Colchester, VT
 

Dr. Claude Nichols' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Colchester, VT, Burlington, VT, and South Burlington, VT. His clinical interests encompass knee problems, sports health, and hip problems. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nichols's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Sports Health, Hip Problems

Dr. David Knight Lisle, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. David Lisle's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in South Burlington, VT. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lisle include concussion, knee arthritis, and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Knee Arthritis, Adhesive Capsulitis, Tennis Elbow, Rotator Cuff Problems, Concussion, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin Morton Cowey
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
792 College Parkway
Colchester, VT
 

Dr. Edwin Cowey's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Colchester, VT and South Burlington, VT. Clinical interests for Dr. Cowey include knee problems, general care, and sports health. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Sports Health, General Care, Shoulder Problems

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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.