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What is another name for sports medicine physician?

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Orthopedic surgeon

The majority of sports medicine physicians are orthopedic surgeons.
Other specialties that also work in sports medicine (but do not perform surgery) come from backgrounds in family practice, physiatry, and internal medicine. A few rare physicians also come from emergency medicine, pediatrics, and ob/gyn.

In brief: Orthopedic surgeon

The majority of sports medicine physicians are orthopedic surgeons.
Other specialties that also work in sports medicine (but do not perform surgery) come from backgrounds in family practice, physiatry, and internal medicine. A few rare physicians also come from emergency medicine, pediatrics, and ob/gyn.
Dr. Allen Lu
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Dr. Kim Fagan
Approximately 90% of sports related injuries are non-surgical. Highly qualified, fellowship trained non-surgical sports medicine physicians are available to take care of those problems. They are also trained to recognize when surgery is indicated in order to refer to surgically trained orthopedic sports medicine physicians.
Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Different types

There are different types of sports medicine physicians, so there is not necessarily one alternative name.
Some are sports physiatrists, some are sports orthopaedic surgeons, and others are primary care sports physicians. Typically, sports medicine physicians completed a year of extra training in sports medicine on top of their 3-5 yrs of residency and 4 yrs of medical school.

In brief: Different types

There are different types of sports medicine physicians, so there is not necessarily one alternative name.
Some are sports physiatrists, some are sports orthopaedic surgeons, and others are primary care sports physicians. Typically, sports medicine physicians completed a year of extra training in sports medicine on top of their 3-5 yrs of residency and 4 yrs of medical school.
Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen
Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen
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