San Diego Sports Medicine & Family Health Center's sports medicine physicians have completed a family practice residency program after medical school (usually an additional three years after the first four), and have also completed a fellowship of specialized training in sports medicine (an additional year or more). They have experience taking care of athletes of all levels, from the recreational athlete to high school, collegiate, and Olympic competitors. They work with professional sports teams and individual sport pros alike. Their role with these athletes and teams takes them from the sideline on the field to the clinic. As is true with other specialty fields of medicine, the tremendous amount of time our physicians devote to this vocation has garnered them a wealth of practical expertise and knowledge.
Our primary care sports physicians spend much of their time doing non-surgical musculoskeletal medicine. We understand that careful evaluation and consideration of biomechanical and ergonomic issues are paramount in the successful management of any chronic or ongoing malady. In addition to working with musculoskeletal injuries, our physicians also have experience in medical conditions related to sports and athletic performance, including heart disease, asthma, traveler’s diarrhea, anemia, osteoporosis, steroids and performance enhancing aids, banned substances by the USOC and NCAA, as well as concussions and head injuries. With the current increased appreciation of head injuries in sports, our physicians are often sourced as experts by different programs as well as the media.