We found 7 sports medicine providers who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Brandon, FL.

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Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Becker a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
305 E Brandon Boulevard; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Echols include arthroscopic surgery, knee ligament injury, and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Echols is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian C Domby, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Brian Domby specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. Dr. Domby is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
305 E. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Grant Garlick sees patients in Temple Terrace, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His medical specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Garlick's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Garlick is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

Dr. Ira Jay Guttentag, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ira Guttentag practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health, total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Guttentag graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

Dr. Mark J Sando, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sando's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sando's clinical interests: strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sando takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
428 W Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Syed Shah practices family medicine and sports medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean 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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