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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Seven Square Corporate Center; 9110 Philadelphia Road, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. David Cohen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Baltimore, MD and Bel Air, MD. Dr. Cohen's clinical interests include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Cohen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Cohen graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. His professional affiliations include MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Daniel Sedgley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
412 Malcolm Drive; Suite 200
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Matthew Sedgley is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Sedgley has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sedgley include concussion, back pain, and knee injury. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sedgley studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Ultrasound, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Tepper, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
532 Baltimore Boulevard; Suite 201
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Kenneth Tepper works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Westminster, MD, Pikesville, MD, and Sparks Glencoe, MD. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tepper's areas of expertise include shoulder dislocation, hip arthroscopy, and knee arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tepper's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Tepper attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Dislocation, Hip Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Wilson Hammond, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
532 Baltimore Boulevard
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Jason Hammond is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Hammond is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hammond's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Hammond trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency.

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

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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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