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Dr. Thomas C Degenhardt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1405 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Degenhardt works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Santa Rosa, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Degenhardt is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Degenhardt is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Degenhardt attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He speaks German.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Ty Preston Affleck, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1255 N Dutton Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Ty Affleck specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Affleck is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Southern Colorado Family Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Michael James McDermott, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1405 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Michael McDermott's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Santa Rosa, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. McDermott a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDermott accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Gary A Stein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1405 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Gary Stein is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Santa Rosa, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
121 Sotoyome Street
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Steven Smith practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis 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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