We found 2 sports medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Delray Beach, FL.

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Dr Marc Francis Matarazzo MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6056 Boynton Beach Boulevard; Suite 215
Boynton Beach, FL

Dr. Marc Matarazzo is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Matarazzo has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. Dr. Matarazzo is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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David R Simpson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 2.63 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
118 Little Wood Lane
Delray Beach, FL

Dr. David Simpson's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Simpson attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Simpson's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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