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A 19-year-old female asked:

what type of doctor would i see for an injured shoulder? mom won't take me to pcp until sept 2nd when i have a checkup. would they be able to help?

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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Orthopedic surgeon: Best bet is the Orthopedic Surgeon or a sports medicine MD, who will likely refer you to the Surgeon if the injury requires it. Important at your age to receive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment ASAP to prevent long term problems. Stand your ground and lobby for the earliest appt.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Your PCP : Is a good place to start as PCPs see shoulder injuries all the time. Otherwise being seen by an orthopedic surgeon or physiatrist would be fine too.

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