Q: What type of insurance does Geisinger Sports Medicine accept?
A: Geisinger Sports Medicine accepts many major health insurance carriers. However, when scheduling your appointment, it is best to check with the receptionist to make sure your insurance provider is accepted.
Q: What is the difference between a strain and a sprain?
A: Although they sound similar, a strain occurs in a muscle, a sprain occurs in a ligament.
Q: I live in Hazleton, which Geisinger Sports Medicine facility should I go to?
A: Whichever is closest to you, there are three locations where Geisinger Sports Medicine physicians can see you, click on the Our Facilities link above to view them.
Q: Do you have special physicians for certain sports medicine problems?
A: Yes, while all of our physicians can treat any sports medicine injury you may have, many of our physicians and surgeons are specially trained in treating specific injuries or parts of the body.
Q: I have already seen a different physician about my sports medicine injury in the past, do I need to bring my old medical records?
A: It would be best to ask the receptionist when scheduling your visit. In most cases, physicians can benefit from viewing your past medical records or diagnostic test results.
Q: Is Geisinger Sports Medicine involved in community events?
A: Geisinger Sports Medicine is very involved in community events and activities. Aside from lectures that are given free of charge to the public, we also participate in health fairs and screenings, clinics and camps for children and young adults, and provide volunteer medical coverage for local events such as the Wilkes-Barre Triathlon and the Luzerne County All-Star Football (UNICO) Game.
Q: What high schools/universities/professional franchises is Geisinger Sports Medicine associated with?
A: We are affiliated with the following schools/universities:
Q: I need an athletic trainer to cover a sporting event at my high school/university. Who can I contact?
A: In the Wilkes-Barre area, contact Jamie Shea at (570) 808-6086. In the Bloomsburg/Danville area, contact Roxanna Larsen at (570) 214-5096.
Q: My athletic trainer used an ultrasound treatment on me. What is ultrasound? How does it work?
A: Ultrasound is a therapeutic modality used by health care professionals. Ultrasound uses sound waves for a number of physiologic changes to the affected area. Ultrasound can be done two ways: pulsed or continuous. Pulsed Ultrasound is used to break up swelling that has occurred in an area. Continuous ultrasound can be used to heat an area of the body, to increase flexibility and decrease stiffness at a specific joint in the body, and to increase blood flow to an area.
Don’t let an injury keep you on the bench. Schedule your Geisinger Sports Medicine appointment today.