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Dr. Siatta Dunbar

Sports Medicine
Burnsville, MN
11 years experience female

Locations

Fairview Sports & Orthopedic Care

Burnsville, MN

Address

Burnsville, MN
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
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About

Bio

I was born in West Africa and was raised in Reston, Virginia. I later attended The University of Virginia and obtained a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. After working as a Construction Project Manager for multiple years, I made a decision to pursue medicine, with the desire to focus on prevention and wellness. My residency training in family medicine and additional fellowship training in primary care sports medicine (non-surgical orthopedics), gives me the unique skills to help my patients obtain and maintain their health and wellness goals.

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Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Sports physical: Includes a thorough history and physical exam to allow you to safely participate in activities and access any risks you may have for injury and recomm... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
3 concussions: does not automatically disqualify you from playing sports. However depending on the sports you want to play you should be counseled on any possible ri... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Varies by sport: The most common sports injuries really depends on the sport you play. To prevent injuries, stretch and building appropriate strength for your sport a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Chest pain: should be evaluated by a physician to determine if it is safe for you to continue your activities.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: Save your shins with 3 S's: proper Shoes, warm up and Stretch, go Slowly with activity/volume.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Varies by sport: The most common sports injuries really depends on the sport you play. To prevent injuries, stretch and building appropriate strength for your sport a... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Sports drinks: are generally not recommended for children because of the added calories. For most forms of exercise, water during and after is sufficient for re-hyd... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Tendon rupture: depending on the location can prevent you from playing. It would also depend on the sport and maybe even the position you play. Need more information ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Be seen: I would recommend you are seen by a sports or orthopedic physician to evaluate your wrist and elbow. Could be related to overuse and tendonitis but th... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Hard to say: Difficult to say based on the information. This could be related to your calf muscles, achilles or your knee. If it's persistent or limits your acti... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Energy balance: If you don't eat and participate in physical activity you are not giving your body the needed energy and nutrition to participate safely and effective... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Sports asthma: is known as exercise associated bronchospasm (spasm of the airway in your lungs). It does not mean you will necessarily develop asthma. If you are h... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Could try biologics: Would agree that a chronic tear would be treated without surgery and doubt that bracing will resolve your pain. Could try ultrasound guided cortisone ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Gait = How you walk: Gait means how you walk / walking stride. In sports medicine, depending on what your complaint is, the way you walk and studying your gait is very imp... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Breast size: will not be affected by the sport you play, if any. Rather this is determined by your genetics.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Orthotics: It is difficult to say how much custom made orthotics will cost you because this will depend on if insurance will cover it and how much. You may be a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Depends...: If you have sustained a sports injury it is best to be seen by a sports physician for evaluation and guidance on how to safely return to your desired ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Contact lens: and participating in sports are generally ok. Would recommend that you have your eyes checked annually . If you're concerned about or have further qu... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Family Medicine: is a physician who is trained to take of children, adults, senior citizens and can also care for pregnant women and deliver babies. Some family medic... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Comprehensive care: for all musculoskeletal and sports specific complaints / injuries can be managed by a sports medicine physician. Additionally some may have additional... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Sports physical: Includes a thorough history and physical exam to allow you to safely participate in activities and access any risks you may have for injury and recomm... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Depends: Depending on your level of fitness and the sport/activity you are doing. Work to increase your cardiovascular fitness, assuming you don't have any he... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
A sports physical: usually does not include checking your urine. If you there are concerns (for example an infection or banned substance use) that come up during the phy... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Pelvic Floor Rehab: If you haven't already you may want to look at doing pelvic floor rehab. There are physical therapist that specialize in this, both for men and women.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Usually safe: You may have exercise induced urticaria. This can sometimes be associated with eating certain foods before exercise. If the rash is not resolving or i... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
High BP: Congratulations on getting regular exercise! Yes, those blood pressure reading are high and I would recommend you follow up with your doctor asap to ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Sports physical: Includes a thorough history and physical exam to allow you to safely participate in activities and access any risks you may have for injury and recomm... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Xray: If you have swelling in your hand after punching someone and pain with movement or making a fist - would recommend being seen by a physician to make s... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Tibia or talus?: Is this projection off the tibia or the talus? You could have an os trigonum. Can be pain free and cause no problem or sometimes cause posterior ankl... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Get follow-up care: Depending on how significant your ankle sprain is you can have persisted pain and difficulty walking. Not knowing how long ago your injury was its dif... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Pre-participation: The goal is to perform a thorough history and physical exam to allow you to safely participate in activities and access any risks you may have for inj... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dunbar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. The fracture is in the lower tib/fib right above the ankle. It happened 6/24/15 and there hard cast was removed 8/3/15.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 2011MD

Residency

Aurora Health Care
Completed 2014

Awards

Aurora Star (Award for excelense in patient care), Aurora Health Care
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Affiliations

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College Of Sports Medicine
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