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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Cohen attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen has received the distinction of Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to 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 family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Ellicott City, MD and Westminster, MD. These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, back pain, and knee injury. Dr. Sedgley is rated highly by his patients. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sedgley is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Tepper is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include shoulder dislocation, hip arthroscopy, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Tepper is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Hammond's clinical interests: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hammond honors. Dr. Hammond attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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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