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"Establishing a well-rounded routine related to exercise, nutrition and sleep can help young athletes feel more in control and alleviate some of the emotional strain they are feeling. It can also help them stay fit and healthy so they are ready to return to formalized training, practice and competition."
Our approach to primary care sports medicine
From our primary care sports medicine team at Baptist Health Orthopedic Care, you can expect:
- A group of physicians with special training in the management of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions that impact athletic performance.
- An emphasis on non-surgical treatments proven to treat orthopedic injuries and conditions.
- Access to the latest orthobiologics, including platelet-rich plasma and stem cell injections to speed up healing.
- A network of care providers, including athletic trainers, who focus on getting you back to your normal activity quickly and preventing future injuries.
Our primary care sports medicine experts also evaluate concussions. Since we cover most high school sports in Miami-Dade County, college athletics and professional teams, it’s likely our initial evaluation will take place immediately after the injury. But, if you experience a concussion elsewhere, our team can evaluate you, following an evidence-based concussion protocol. Our conservative and proactive approach to diagnosing and treating concussions minimizes long-term effects and maximizes a quick recovery.
Primary care sports medicine physicians are primary care doctors with additional training in orthopedics and sports medicine. Unlike orthopedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians do not perform surgery. They do collaborate with orthopedic surgeons, giving you complete care for your injury or condition.
Board certification means physicians have completed their educational requirements and have passed a test related to their specialty area. Fellowship training means they have extended their training beyond their specialty, offering them a deeper familiarity with their specialty and research opportunities.
Additionally, these physicians are training the next generation of physicians through a robust Primary Care/Sports Medicine Fellowship. This advances our physicians’ training, as they must stay current with the latest research, diagnostic tools and treatments.
Miami HEAT Sports Medicine Center
The heart of the Institute, the Miami HEAT Sports Medicine Center, is located on the Doctors Hospital campus in Coral Gables. This facility houses several orthopedics and sports medicine clinics and an ambulatory surgery center with four operating rooms. The Center complements the Institute’s integrated network of locations, which includes additional outposts throughout the tri-county South Florida region. We are extremely proud of the orthopedic expertise available to patients at Doctors Hospital and throughout our region, and remain dedicated to providing outstanding medical care to all we serve.
"I appreciate Dr. Swartzon’s conservative approach, and I knew he would help me avoid the expense and pain of total knee replacement surgery, if possible."
Research and Education
Our highly skilled physicians remain on the cutting edge of orthopedic research.