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Dr. John Michalski
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Sports Medicine (Definition)

Sports medicine is a field of study in which a person specializes in checking players for sports readiness, sports injuries and treatments, causes of injuries, ...Read more


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What training is needed to do sports medicine in orthopedic surgery?

What training is needed to do sports medicine in orthopedic surgery?

5yr + 1yr fellowship: Othropaedic residency traing is 5 years and includes a significant amount of sports medicine. Those physicians looking to focus more on that aspect of orthopaedics can do a one year fellowship in sports medicine, after they complete their residency. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky Dr. Satulovsky
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Pediatric sports medicine (Tip)

Do rehab, think positively, don t refrain from sports within your capabilities. ...See more

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Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is primary care sports medicine and how is a primary care sports med doc different from an orthopedist who does sports med?

What is primary care sports medicine and how is a primary care sports med doc different from an orthopedist who does sports med?

Surgery: A primary care sports medicine doctor can do a fellowship just as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sports fellowship. The main difference is that the Orthopaedic surgeon can actually operate and repair injuries. Both doctors can diagnose and treat sports related injuries. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sherris Dr. Sherris
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Pediatric sports medicine (Tip)

Cross train and add lower impact sports like spinning and trx training, to avoid injuries. ...See more

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What is the difference between a neurologist, a pediatric orthopedic doctor, and a sports medicine specialist?

What is the difference between a neurologist, a pediatric orthopedic doctor, and a sports medicine specialist?

Brain, bones, muscles: Neurologists deal with diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves), including disorders of movements. Orthopedists are surgeons who deal with problems of bones and joints. Sports Medicine deals with muscles and soft tissues (and bone fractures) that might be injured while playing a sport. ...Read more

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Pediatric sports medicine (Tip)

Injury is a common consequence of playing sports. Stretch frequently, listen to your body, hydrate! ...See more

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Can a family medicine doctor get certified in sports medicine?

Can a family medicine doctor get certified in sports medicine?

Yes: There are many good training programs in primary care sports medicine in which a family medicine doctor, emergency medicine doctor, or a pediatrician interested in athletic injuries and conditions can train. Despite the publicity of professional athletes getting surgery, the majority of sports medicine issues do not require an operation and can be managed by nonsurgical specialists. ...Read more

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Whats occupational medicine vs physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Whats occupational medicine vs physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Focus: Occupational medicine focuses on return to work. Physical medicine and rehabilitation is much more diverse. Some specialists in pmr do occupational medicine, but many have other focuses like pain management, brain injury, spinal cord injury or pediatrics to name a few. ...Read more

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Pediatric sports medicine (Tip)

With most sports injuries, stretching is important. When am stretching, make sure you warm up first. ...See more

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Can veterinary medicine requires a bachelors degree?

Yes: Entry into veterinary schools is highly competetive and a bachelors degree is part of the basic requirement. Some consider veterinary school harder than general medical school. It certainly is challenging and very necessary. ...Read more

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Are orthopedic surgery and sports medicine the same?

Are orthopedic surgery and sports medicine the same?

Not really: While many orthopedic surgeons are familiar with sports medicine, the ones who are most well versed are the ones who have done a sports fellowship (additional training) after completing residency. Some other specialties that have the option to do additional training in sports med include fp, pediatrics, and im. Rarely, radiologists can avail themselves of sports medicine opportunities. ...Read more

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Pediatric sports medicine (Tip)

If you have sports injury, when recovered consider switching to a less injurious sport. ...See more

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How specialized would a residency in pediatric endocrinology be?

How specialized would a residency in pediatric endocrinology be?

Fellowship: Training in pediatric endocrinology is a fellowship - usually 3 years - after a 3 year residency in general pediatrics. ...Read more

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What is another name for sports medicine physician?

What is another name for sports medicine physician?

Team physician: Lots of different docs can subspecialize in sports medicine... While orthopaedics is common, pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehab, and er all can do fellowships in sports medicine. If you are looking for a good one...Make sure they are fellowship trained. If you really want to make sure they are good with athletes...Check to see if they are a team physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Pediatric sports medicine (Tip)

Asthma shouldn't cripple your life. Play sports, live well! ...See more

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Is there difference between an sports medicine doctor and orthopedic surgeon?

Is there difference between an sports medicine doctor and orthopedic surgeon?

Sports Med v Ortho: A sports med doctor does not have to be an orthopedic surgeon. Anyone can put that name on their door, even a chiropractor. An orthopedic surgeon goes through a 5 year residency and most of us have also done a fellowship. I did a one year sports medicine fellowship after my residency. Be wary of titles. ...Read more

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Do sports medicine clinics offer MRI scans or something equivalent?

Do sports medicine clinics offer MRI scans or something equivalent?

They: may or may not. If not, they probably work closely with one or more imaging facilities that do. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

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