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 medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and PCL reconstruction. Dr. Endres graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Slauterbeck's training includes a residency program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of ACL injury and meniscus tear. He accepts 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, sports health, and hip problems. Dr. Nichols attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Lisle attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of concussion, knee arthritis, and frozen shoulder. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Knee Arthritis, Frozen Shoulder, 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Colchester, VT and South Burlington, VT. Dr. Cowey's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, general care, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He studied medicine 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.
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