Sports Medicine in NYC
March 5, 2014 8:26 AM Subscribe
Does anyone have a good Sports Medicine doctor in NYC who takes Health Republic and/or Magnacre? Also, can you explain to me how health insurance works in this case?
posted by griphus to Health & Fitness (7 answers total)
I messed up my knee about two years back being stupid doing squats. Now it hurts when it is cold (I can't run without INTENSE PAIN if the temperature is under 30F) and I can't sit crosslegged or go into a squat position or sit on my knees.
I went to my GP last year, got x-rays, and she said there's nothing they can spot on the x-rays and that I should go see a Sports Medicine doctor with a copy of the x-rays they took. Now that I have better insurance, I'm actually going to do that.
-I need a Sports Medicine doctor, preferably in the southern Brooklyn or lower Manhattan. I know I can go on ZocDoc or whatever, but someone's actual "this guy/lady is not a total quack" recommendation would be great.
-I need to figure out how my insurance applies to this. I have a Health Republic plan (PrimarySelect Gold) which uses MagnaCare's network, so that means I can use a MagnaCare doctor, right? HealthRepublic's website is not 100% functional at the moment. How do I know how much of the visit will be covered? Is a Sports Medicine doctor treated just like another specialist M.D. like a gastroenterologist? Or would it be considered an elective visit?
I know I can call the insurance agency and ask, but I'm not entirely sure how to phrase what I'm asking, so giving me a hand with that would help.