Sports Medicine Specialists in California

San Diego (174)Los Angeles (118)San Francisco (95)Sacramento (54)San Jose (49)Santa Monica (49)Long Beach (35)Redwood City (35)Torrance (31)Walnut Creek (29)Newport Beach (27)Santa Clara (23)Santa Barbara (23)Anaheim (22)Orange (20)Irvine (20)Fremont (19)Bakersfield (19)Huntington Beach (19)Fresno (18)Oakland (18)La Jolla (17)Pasadena (17)Modesto (16)Burbank (16)Encino (16)Berkeley (15)Beverly Hills (15)Santa Cruz (15)Riverside (15)Thousand Oaks (15)Costa Mesa (15)Northridge (15)Los Gatos (15)Escondido (14)Encinitas (14)Manhattan Beach (13)Mountain View (13)Mission Viejo (13)Stanford (12)Roseville (12)Pleasanton (12)Santa Rosa (12)Fontana (12)Ventura (12)San Ramon (11)Glendale (11)Poway (11)Whittier (11)Palo Alto (11)Fullerton (11)Santa Ana (11)Valencia (11)Van Nuys (11)Danville (10)Arcadia (10)Rancho Cucamonga (10)Loma Linda (9)Monterey (9)Temecula (9)Sherman Oaks (9)Woodland Hills (9)San Rafael (9)Camarillo (9)Tustin (9)Dublin (9)La Quinta (9)Campbell (8)Santa Maria (8)San Mateo (8)San Luis Obispo (8)Fountain Valley (8)Redding (8)Stockton (7)Rancho Mirage (7)Daly City (7)Los Alamitos (7)Palm Desert (7)San Marcos (7)Palmdale (7)Larkspur (7)Chula Vista (7)Vallejo (7)Napa (7)La Mesa (7)Carmichael (7)Tarzana (7)Laguna Hills (6)Murrieta (6)Lakewood (6)Sunnyvale (6)Ontario (6)South San Francisco (6)Simi Valley (6)Placentia (6)Garden Grove (6)Rocklin (6)West Hills (6)Harbor City (6)Corona (6)San Clemente (6)Chico (6)Westlake Village (6)Pomona (6)San Juan Capistrano (6)Lake Forest (6)Oxnard (6)Redlands (5)Palm Springs (5)Elk Grove (5)Emeryville (5)Burlingame (5)Upland (5)Lancaster (5)Pismo Beach (5)Apple Valley (5)Capitola (5)Marina Del Rey (5)Brentwood (5)Truckee (5)Pleasant Hill (5)Folsom (5)Vista (5)Moreno Valley (5)Oceanside (5)North Hollywood (5)Templeton (5)West Covina (5)Orinda (5)West Hollywood (4)Coronado (4)Menlo Park (4)Turlock (4)Corte Madera (4)Camp Pendleton (4)Yorba Linda (4)Laguna Beach (4)Placerville (4)Chino (4)Laguna Woods (4)Davis (4)Baldwin Park (4)El Cajon (4)Carlsbad (4)Aliso Viejo (4)Novato (4)Redondo Beach (4)El Segundo (4)Sonora (4)South Lake Tahoe (4)Union City (4)Greenbrae (4)Buena Park (4)Visalia (4)Los Altos (4)Concord (4)San Carlos (4)Victorville (4)Mammoth Lakes (4)Travis AFB (4)Hermosa Beach (3)Solvang (3)Salinas (3)Ridgecrest (3)Paso Robles (3)Vacaville (3)Panorama City (3)Monrovia (3)Valley Village (3)Lodi (3)La Habra (3)Indio (3)San Leandro (3)El Dorado Hills (3)Colton (3)Claremont (3)Chino Hills (3)Castro Valley (3)Brea (3)Westminster (3)Arcata (3)Antioch (3)Woodland (3)Alameda (3)
Learn more about Sports Medicine Specialists and how to choose the right one for you

Learn more about Sports Medicine Specialists

A sports medicine doctor specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of exercise- and sports-related injuries. Sports medicine doctors care for sports teams, individual athletes, and other physically active people. Sports medicine doctors are experts in helping people maximize their fitness and performance potential.

A sports medicine doctor typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical, exercise and athletic history

  • Educates the patient about sports injury prevention and how to safely return to sports and exercise after injury

  • Performs a physical exam that includes evaluation of blood pressure and vital signs, general health, and current or potential injuries

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic conditions due to injuries from sports or activity

  • Provides direct care for sports- and activity-related injuries and conditions in the office, hospital, clinic, and rehabilitation facility

  • Oversees and monitors sports training and exercise programs to reduce the risk of injuries

  • Works closely with your primary care doctor and other specialists and members of your healthcare team to provide optimal care

Sports medicine doctors may also be known by the following names: sports doctor, sports medicine physician, sports injury specialist, and sports medicine specialist.

There are 1792 specialists practicing Sports Medicine in California with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 309 hospitals in California with affiliated Sports Medicine specialists, including Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek.

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