We found 3 sports medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic HMO near Venice, FL.

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Edmund G Witkowski MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.35 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL

Dr. Edmund Witkowski works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Venice, FL, North Port, FL, and Englewood, FL. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witkowski takes. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr Joseph Noah MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.79 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL

Dr. Joseph Noah's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Venice, FL, Englewood, FL, and North Port, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Noah is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noah honors. Dr. Noah graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Noah is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
241 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite B
Venice, FL

Dr. Tracy Ng works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic 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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