We found 5 sports medicine providers who accept Medicare PPO near New York, NY.

Gregory S. DiFelice, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Difelice's specialties are orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Difelice's residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include meniscus surgery, knee arthroplasty, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Difelice average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Difelice include: Patient Choice Award - Vitals.com, 2008 & 2009; America's Top Orthopedists - Consumer Research Council of America, 2008 & 2009; and Teacher of the Year Award - Montefiore Orthopaedic Residency Program 2002 & 2005. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Difelice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Surgery, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Drew A Stein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
30 Broad Street; Level A
New York, NY
 

Dr. Drew Stein specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee surgery, shoulder injury, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Stein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Thomas Mick, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine
130 East 77th Street; Black Hall, 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Mick is a psychiatrist and sports medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mick average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mick studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Northwell Health Physician Partners. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mick's office for an appointment.

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Evan G. Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Evan Schwartz is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist in Astoria, NY, Rego Park, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute, and Long Island Jewish Forest Hills. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Aleksey Lazarev, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aleksey Lazarev sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lazarev is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and Northwell Health Physician Partners. Dr. Lazarev is accepting new patients.

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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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