We found 7 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Evan R Peck MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Orthopaedic Surgery Florida; Cityplace Tower
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Evan Peck is a West Palm Beach, FL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Peck a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include steroid injections, elbow pain, and humerus (upper arm) fracture. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Hip Pa ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Joel Cohen works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in West Palm Beach, FL. These areas are among Dr. Cohen's clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and leg problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Shoulder Prob ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (19 ratings)
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. James Kirvin, who practices in West Palm Beach, FL and Jupiter, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated Dr. Kirvin highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and leg problems. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Kirvin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Workers' Compensation, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Shoulder Prob ... (Read more)

Gary N Ackerman MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.93 stars out of 5 (72 ratings)
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Gary Ackerman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in West Palm Beach, FL and Jupiter, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ackerman include knee problems, scoliosis, and leg problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Ackerman a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ackerman honors. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Ackerman attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Shoulder Prob ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. John Randazzo works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Randazzo attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Randazzo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
440 N State Road; 7 Suite B
Royal Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Anand Panchal's specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Panchal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Leon Camilo Uribe MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
5405 Okeechobee Boulevard; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Leon Uribe practices family medicine and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Uribe attended medical school at the University of Valle. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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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