Methodist Sugar Land Hospital opens new sports medicine fellowship program
Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas (MOST) and Methodist Sugar Land Hospital are now offering an accredited primary care sports medicine fellowship program, designed to provide new physicians with the in-depth training needed to care for today’s athlete.
The program will begin this year with one fellow and is expected to grow in the future, said Dr. David Braunreiter, board certified primary care sports medicine specialist, who will manage the fellowship for MOST.
“The need for sports medicine has grown beyond its roots in professional and college athletics,” said Dr. Braunreiter. “Primary care sports medicine physicians provide much more than orthopedic injury management, which is what most people think of when they hear ‘sports medicine.’ In addition to orthopedic injury management, primary care sports medicine physicians are also involved in the management of a wide range of medical conditions as they pertain to the athletic environment, including concussions, asthma, blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy, illness/infection and overall safety of participation. Our fellowship program will provide advanced training – beyond the regular medical training primary care physicians receive – to equip our trainees with knowledge needed to help active and athletic individuals recover from medical conditions and injuries and participate in good health.”
“The fellowship program will give us additional resources to see patients on a regular basis as well as improve our community outreach,” said Dr. Braunreiter
Dr. Braunreiter has directed sports medicine fellowship programs twice before, and he is excited about the opportunity to do so again on behalf of MOST and Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
For an appointment with Dr. Braunreiter, or one of the MOST physicians, call 281-494-MOST (6678).
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