Athletes desire to play. Whether you play pick-up on the weekends, train, or compete at the top levels, you don’t have time to get injured. Orthopedic Physician Associates’ sports medicine doctors can help you recover.
What Kind of Duties Does a Primary Care Physician Have Regarding Sports Medicine?
When you go to a primary care physician specializing in sports medicine, you get the advantage of various professional skills.
Our medical professionals have completed further education and training to become certified in sports medicine at the national level. To keep their Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM), they must participate in ongoing education and undergo a reexamination every ten years.
Primary care sports medicine doctors specialize in internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, or pediatrics.
Sports medicine doctors often work with athletic trainers, coaches, physical therapists, and surgeons.
Can a Sports Medicine Doctor Help?
Orthopedic Physician Associates’s services include:
- Stress fractures
- Back injuries
- Joint damage
- Muscle strain
- Broken bones
- Concussion and traumatic brain injury
We keep in the know, ensuring we’re current on state-of-the-art treatment alternatives. Our objective is to return you to peak condition without surgery. Our experts will examine and discuss all available non-surgical solutions with you.
If your injury does need surgery, we’ll contact one of our experienced surgeons in practice to build out a plan of action. A member of your medical care team will always include your primary care sports medicine physician.
We will collaborate with you to determine when you may return to exercise and competitive play after treatment for a sports injury.
No injury is required to visit a member of our sports medicine team. We provide preseason physicals and counseling for athletes with diabetes, mononucleosis, and asthma.
While we like seeing our patients, we will also give injury prevention information to keep you healthy and in the game.
Like primary care physicians, sports medicine doctors advocate good eating, exercise plans for beginners, and advanced activities to boost fitness; they may help you attain your objectives or treat you if you’re injured.
Getting hurt might seem like the world’s end for a person with a solid drive to win. We assure you, it’s not. But we know why you feel the way you do.
Working with top athletes gives us a unique look into what goes on in their heads. We know how frustrated you are and how much you want to do well.
We’ll be by your side to help you deal with the emotional parts of your recovery while we take care of your physical health. We’ll give you the challenge to get better, but we’ll make sure you do it safely.
We’ll help you emotionally while addressing your physical condition. We’ll help you recover securely.
We’ll give you a realistic schedule, help you through ups and downs, and celebrate your wins. Our sideline manner, not bedside manner.
Sports Medicine Physician Exclusively for Athletes?
One benefit of sports medicine for the primary care physician is providing excellent care and treatment for various ailments and activity levels.
However, this is not the case.
If you are an athlete, we can assist you in treating an injury or give you the advice to help you avoid injuries before they force you out of the game. In addition, we provide training and dietary advice to help you flourish in your chosen activity.
Our experts can help you become an athlete if you’re not already. If you enjoy being active but want to improve your skills, change your routine, or try something new, we can help.
If you are not an athlete but want to exercise more for your health, we can assist you. Before you begin your new exercise program, we will do a thorough physical examination and advise activities that may help you get off the couch.
From professional athletes to fitness novices, Orthopedic Physician Associates in Bellevue provides the most satisfactory level of treatment.
Why Orthopedic Physician Associates?
We think sports medicine patients don’t want to sit motionlessly. We realize you don’t want to rush between offices to learn about your injury and treatment.
We provide state-of-the-art diagnostics on-site, including:
We’ll evaluate imaging during the exact consultation if we require imaging to make a treatment decision. This method saves time and money, allowing us to start therapy sooner and provide quicker results.
Our board-certified doctors provide tailored treatment from your first appointment until you reach your objectives.
Our doctors are well-known as leaders in their fields, and they work together to give great care to individuals and pro, college, and recreational teams in Bellevue and the surrounding area.
Contact Orthopedic Physician Associates in Bellevue at 206-309-5007 if you need a primary care sports medicine physician.
Additional areas we serve:
- West Seattle