We found 9 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Encinitas, CA.

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Dr. Gregory James Loren, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
332 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 110
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Loren is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Encinitas, CA. Dr. Loren is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Loren speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Michael J Skyhar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
310 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 112
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Michael Skyhar is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Skyhar speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Skyhar graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skyhar honors. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Andrew Tennant Pennock, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
477 N. El Camino Real; Building D, Suite 302
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Pennock specializes in trauma surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of musculoskeletal problems and hip problems. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pennock honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Pennock is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Stephen P Nichols, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
351 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 100
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Nichols is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Encinitas, CA. These areas are among Dr. Nichols's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Mackinnon Robertson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 Garden View Road
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Robertson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Encinitas, CA and San Diego, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robertson honors.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Devonshire Drive; Suite E
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Christian Bentley specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bentley has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Bentley obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Dana Curtis Covey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 Garden View Road
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Dana Covey's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Covey is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Dr. Natalie N Voskanian, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
1200 Garden View Road
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Natalie Voskanian's area of specialization is sports medicine. Dr. Voskanian is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Dr. Kenneth Craig Vitale, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
1200 Garden View Road
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Vitale works as a physiatrist and sports medicine specialist. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) 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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