We found 4 sports medicine providers who accept CIGNA Plans near Mill Valley, CA.

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Dr. Edward C. Shin M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
750 Redwood Highway; Suite 1035
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Edward Shin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in San Francisco, CA and Mill Valley, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Adrian Rawlinson M.D.
Specializes in General Practice, Sports Medicine
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Adrian Rawlinson works as a general practitioner and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rawlinson accepts. He has an open panel. After attending the University of Leeds School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center.

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Dr. James L. Chen M.P.H., M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 5 stars (7 ratings)
750 Redwood Highway; Suite 1035
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. James Chen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in San Francisco, CA and Mill Valley, CA. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He also offers language support for patients who speak French and Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Neil Pathare M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
750 Redwood Highway; Suite 1035
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Neil Pathare's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pathare honors. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Pathare trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He speaks Marathi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Pathare is accepting new patients.

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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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