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Dr. Kevin Michael Doulens, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA
 

Dr. Kevin Doulens is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He honors Coventry, Humana, Medicare, and more. Dr. Doulens attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at JPS Health Network. He is affiliated with Ochsner. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael D Feldman, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA
 

Dr. Michael Feldman, who practices in Covington, LA and Slidell, LA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Feldman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Feldman attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Benjamin Gray Guevara, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA
 

Dr. Benjamin Guevara's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Guevara honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Dr. Guevara attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Peter B Blessey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2750 Gause Boulevard E
Slidell, LA
 

Dr. Peter Blessey's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Covington, LA and Slidell, LA. Dr. Blessey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Blessey accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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