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Sports medicine specialist services

Physicians who work with athletes are often thought to be orthopedists, i.e. specialists in musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Sports medicine is, however, a broader field. It includes treatment of sports injuries as well as, for instance, exercise-induced respiratory and heart problems in both adults and children. Many of the patients are “ordinary people”; sports physicians treat people of all ages and levels of fitness.

For instance, a specialist in sports medicine can be consulted by an elderly person who wants to know whether it is safe for him or her to take up a new sport, or by an active exerciser who has problems with irregular heartbeat. Heart rate monitors can help reveal heart problems. If the patient is found to have heart issues, it is the specialist’s task to assess whether the patient can safely continue with the sport.

Naturally, specialists in sports medicine also treat diseases and injuries in athletes.


Instructions

1.

Make an appointment online or by calling 09 7750 800. You can also make an appointment at the reception desk at any Diacor medical centre.  

2.

If you think that your insurance company can be billed for the treatment, please bring your insurance information (company name and insurance number).

3.

Please observe the following, especially if you are visiting us for the first time

  • Bring a list of the medications you are currently using, complete with the strengths and doses.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to any medication, please keep a list of the medication(s) in question. 
  • If you have received treatment or been for follow-up visits elsewhere, please bring any relevant laboratory and X-ray results and case histories.
4.

When paying, you can schedule appointments for any X-ray examinations, MRI scans, laboratory tests or other examinations that your doctor has prescribed for you.

Expenses

A private physician sets his or her own rates, so the prices may vary depending on how long the appointment takes, for instance. You can get information about a particular physician’s rates online or when you make an appointment. 
An appointment of less than 20 minutes normally costs around 85 euros, but a Social Insurance Institution reimbursement of 13.50 euros is directly subtracted from the price. The customer pays 71.50 euros plus an administrative fee, which currently amounts to 17 euros. In this example, the customer therefore pays 88.50 euros for the visit. Any necessary examinations are billed separately. 

Medical centres

Iso Omena

Commercial Centre Iso Omena
Piispansilta 9, 2nd floor
02230 Espoo

Monday - Friday 7.30-20 
Saturday - Sunday 10-17
6.12. 10-17
24.12. 7.30-12
25.-26.12. 10-17
31.12. 10-17
1.1.17 10-17
6.1.17 Closed

Experts

Köhler Klaus

Sports Medicine Specialist, General Practitioner, Sport Physician

Lic. Med., Specialist in Sports Medicine. Sport and exercise related medical issues, sport injuries, traumas, stress related injuries, exercise-induced asthma, breathing problems, physical performance problems, overload, young athletes, medical examination for athletes

von Knorring Stefan

Sports Medicine Specialist

Adults' and children's (aged 8 years and older) sport and exercise related stress injuries, asthma / exercise-induced asthma