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Sports Medicine

When you’re sidelined with an injury, we’ll help you get back in the game. Our expertise in sports-related injuries comes from years of practice treating athletes in high school, college and semi-pro sports. 

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Services

  • Concussion management
  • Sports Injuries including sprains/strains
  • Sports medicine
  • Sports physicals
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis) care
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Routine fracture care
  • Various joint injections: for treatment of tendonitis, osteoarthritis, and overuse injuries (including Synvisc)
  • Any sports related concerns: exercise induced asthma, return to play/activity evaluation, plan/counseling, weight loss plans incorporating exercise

Related Services

Speaking Engagements



Dr. Patel is in demand locally by patients and around the country by other doctors to teach his expertise in sports medicine.  Dr. Patel not only teaches sports medicine to family medicine residents, but is honored to receive invitations to present information about sports medicine topics (osteoarthritis, knee pain, concussions, fractures, exercise, imaging modalities, etc.) to other physicians and medical organizations.

The Update CME, Internal Medicine and Primary Care, American Medical Forums, Chicago, IL
  • 2017: Patellofemoral Syndrome, Ankle Sprains with a Twist, Hand and Finger Injuries
  • 2016: MSK Imaging, Exercise Prescriptions, Concussion


Family Medicine and Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach to Clinical Problems

  • June 2017: Pearls of the Evaluation and Management of Hip Pain, Exercise Prescriptions and Recommendations, American Medical Seminars, Knee Osteoarthritis, Pearls and Pitfalls of Diagnosis of Sports Medicine Injuries, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Concussion Update.  (Sarasota FL)

The American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly

The AAFP's Scientific Assembly is one of the largest gatherings of primary care providers in the country with 4,500 medical professionals in attendance on average.  The AAFP selects presenters who have exceptional expertise in the field.

  • 2016: The Headaches & Confusions of Concussions - Concussions and Minimal Brain Injury and Concussions and Minimal Brain Injury Problem Based Learning. (Orlando, FL)
  • 2015: Exercise Prescriptions: Move Your Patients to Health,  Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques: Diagnoses You Can Put a Fingers On, Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques Problem Based Learning. (Denver, CO)
  • 2014:  The Pain of Aging, OA-Degenerative Joint Disease, MSK   Imaging, What to Order, When- Imaging Modalities for the Musculoskeletal System, The Headaches & Confusions of Concussions-Concussions and Minimal Brain Injury (Washington, DC)
  • 2013:  Degenerative Joint Disease and Imaging Modalities for the Musculoskeletal System (San Diego, CA)   
  • 2012:  Imaging Modalities for Musculoskeletal System and Concussions and Minimal Brain Injury (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 2011:  MSK Imaging, What to Order, When, The Pain of Aging: Osteoarthritis, and Chondromalacia/Patellofemoral Syndrome: Runner's Knee, More Than Just for Runners  (Orlando, FL)
  • 2010:  Degenerative Joint Disease: The Pain of Aging: Osteoarthritis and Imaging Modalities for Musculoskeletal System: MSK Imaging, What to Order, When. (Dever, Colorado)

Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine for Primary Care

  • March 2017: Hip Pain Pointers, Shoulder Examination, Knee Examination Workshop, The Pain of Aging: Osteoarthritis,
    Pediatric Sports Medicine Cases, Concussions Update. (Kapolei, HI)
  • 2016: Exercise Rx, What and For Whom, Shoulder Examination Workshop, Knee Examination Workshop, The Pain of Aging: Osteoarthritis, MSK Imaging, What to Order, When, Concussions Update. (Charleston, SC), (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
  • 2015:  Concussion Update, Exercise Rx, What and For Whom,  Pediatric Overuse Injuries,  Shoulder Examination Workshop, The Pain of Aging: Osteoarthritis, Knee Examination Workshop , MSK Imaging. (Anaheim, CA)
  • 2014:  Concussion Update, Exercise Rx, What and For Whom,  Pediatric Overuse Injuries,  Shoulder Examination Workshop, The Pain of Aging: Osteoarthritis, Knee Examination Workshop , MSK Imaging. (Park City, Utah), (Williamsburg, VA)
  • 2013: Concussion Update, Exercise Rx, What and For Whom,  Pediatric Overuse Injuries,  Shoulder Examination Workshop, The Pain of Aging: Osteoarthritis, Knee Examination Workshop , MSK Imaging. (Orlando, Florida)

Annual Spring Conference on Pediatric Emergencies

  • 2014: Diagnostic Dilemmas in Sports Medicine,  Knee & Shoulder Pain: Hands on Workshop, The Headaches & Confusions of Concussions: Diagnosis & Management,  Pediatric Fractures: Hindsight is Always Better. (St. Maarten, Caribbean)

The American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and World Congress on Exercise is Medicine

  • 2012: Stress Fractures, Diagnosis and Treatment. (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2011: Discussant during the General Medical Clinical Case Slide presentation. (Denver, Colorado)
  • 2010:  Panelist during the General Medical Clinical Case Slide presentation. (Baltimore, Maryland)

University of Michigan,  Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician

Dr. Patel presents as guest faculty at the University of Michigan’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) course on Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician.  This is an annual course for physicians.      
  •  2011: Cases in Adolescent Sports Injuries   
  •  2010: Updates on the Treatment of Osteoarthritis 


IAFP Annual Meeting, Lisle IL

  •  2013: Sports Medicine Knee & Shoulder Workshop


North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians Annual Family Medicine Update Conference, Big Sky, MT

  • 2012:  MSK Imaging, What to Order When, Chondromalacia/Patellofemora Syndrome, Runner’s Knee, More than Just for Runners, and Exercise Rx, What and for Whom?   

Current Trends in Sports Medicine Symposium, Aurora IL

  •  2012: General Medical Conditions in Athletics    


56th Annual Greenville Postgraduate Seminar, A Primary Care Update, Greenville, SC

  •  2012: Osteoarthritis: Alternatives to Medication or Surgery     


Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Winter Meeting, Wheeling, IL

  • 2012: Runners Knee


Family Medicine Boards Review Course (2009-2013)

Dr. Patel has been asked by a national board review company to revise and present the Sports Medicine section for their family medicine board review course throughout the country. He presents to other doctors who are preparing to take their family medicine certification or re-certification boards.



Publications



Dr. Patel stays current on the latest research and advancements in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine. He has authored and served as an editor for many articles and textbooks. A few are listed below.

  • Patel, D., O’Connor, B., “ Basketball” Sports-Related Trauma:
    On- and Off-Field Management, Springer Science Publishing  (Scheduled for publication 2017)
  • "Shoulder Pain Treatment” Algorithm, The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2013 (To be published May 2012)
  • Patel, D., Adrian, B.; “Do NSAIDs impair healing of musculoskeletal injuries?” J Musculoskeletal Med. 2011; 28: 207-212
  • Subsection Editor, "5 Minute Sports Medicine Consult," 2nd Ed., LWW Publishing. 2011. Among more than 300 leading sports medicine experts from around the country who applied to be authors or editors, Dr. Patel was selected as an editor.
  • Patel, D., Roth, M., Kapil, N.; "Stress Fractures: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention" Am Fam Physician. 2011;83(1):39-46. Dr. Patel was the lead author on an article on Stress Fractures that made the front cover of the American Family Physician.  American Family Physician is published by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AFP is the best-read journal in primary care, and has one of the largest circulations of any clinical medical journal (more than 190,000).
  • Degenerative Joint Disease: The Pain of Aging: Osteoarthritis, First Report (Clinical Geriatrics). 2010
  • Section Editor; "Back Pain" Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine, Elsevier Publishing. 2010.
  • Co-author of two chapters, "Sports Medicine" and "Orthopedics"  Family Practice Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, 4th Ed. 2010.
  • Patel, D., Chinta, S., "Which ankle injury scoring system is best for reducing the need for x-rays?" Evidence Based Practice; 2010; 13(1):5-6.
  • Patel, D; Ranney, C.; "Hand and Finger Injuries in Ball Sports"; Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine April 2008, 198-204.