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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
801 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. David Junkin's specialties are foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Junkin attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for his residency. He has a special interest in knee problems, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Junkin is affiliated with UPMC Altoona.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Lower Extremity Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1505 9th Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Jack Rocco's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Rocco has indicated that his clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. In addition to English, Dr. Rocco (or staff) speaks Japanese and Italian. He is affiliated with UPMC Altoona and Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lower Extremity Problems, Upper Extremity Problems

Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
3000 Fairway Drive
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Eric Kephart's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in Altoona, PA. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Altoona Regional Health System's residency program. Dr. Kephart honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
3000 Fairway Drive
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Shawn Saylor practices family medicine and sports medicine. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Saylor performed his residency at Conemaugh Health System. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona.

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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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