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Dr. Kim Fagan

Sports Medicine
Birmingham, AL
34 years experience female

About

Bio

Currently I have a private practice focusing on the care of athletes and all those interested in an active lifestyle. Prior to opening my own practice I was fellowship director for a primary care sports medicine training program. Previous academic experience included teaching faculty positions within the Baptist Healthcare System and the University of Alabama Hospital System in the Internal Medicine and Orthopedic departments respectively. I have had the good fortune to care for athletes ranging from t-ball, NCAA to Olympic level. Best decision ever-finding a way to balance it all so that I could be around for my now nearly grown 3 children and wonderful husband.

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Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

240 Answers
107 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Sports Medicine 34 years experience
Appropriate med RX: The most important thing for you right now is to make sure your thyroid issue is adequately treated. Once this is handled there should be no limitations to your normal exercise routine. Start with a well balanced routine of gradually increasing aerobic activity on an every other day basis to allow time for recovery. Incorporate light weights 2 days/week and include gentle stretching daily.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Sports Medicine 34 years experience
TMJ: The most likely diagnosis based on your history is a subluxation or shifting of your temporomandibular joint that connects your upper and lower jaw bones together just below your ear. Since you are still having difficulty chewing with a feeling of misalignment of your teeth i recommend you make an appointment with your dentist.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Sports Medicine 34 years experience
Further dx studies: If you have undergone 8 weeks of a comprehensive conservative treatment program for your shoulder and still having pain further diagnostic studies are likely warranted. Conservative treatment typically includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, physical therapy, avoidance of aggravating activities and possibly a cortisone injection. Further diagnostic studies may include a ultrasound or mri.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 29, 2012
Dr. Fagan is a national leader in the sports medicine world but more importantly she cares about her patients and it shows
Dec 3, 2012
A great doctor with great answers.
Dec 3, 2012
Fast and great responses.
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Thank you! My PCP is nice, but he hasn't been any help w/this; The pain is causing a lot of anxiety & making it hard to work. Thanks again!!
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Thnx for help dr but is LDL and LDH same test? My test was cardiac profile CPK n LDH. I have a follow up with my dr lets hope for best :-)
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Thank you i had a tilt table test done and i got the diagnosis of having POTS but they think something else more than that is going on

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alabama School of Medicine, AL
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HOSPITAL

Awards

fellow american college of physician
board certified internal medicine
board certified sports medicine

Affiliations

american medical society for sports medicine
american college of sports medicine
american college of physicians
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