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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 Oakleaf Way; Suite A
Altoona, WI
 

Dr. Troy Berg is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berg graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Berg completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
733 W Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
 

Dr. Edgar Hicks sees patients in Eau Claire, WI. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and hand surgery. Dr. Hicks is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 Oakleaf Way
Altoona, WI
 

Dr. John Drawbert is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Altoona, WI. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drawbert studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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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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