An internist trained to be responsible for continuous care in the field of sports medicine, not only for the enhancement of health and fitness, but also for the prevention of injury and illness. A sports medicine physician must have knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury. Knowledge about special areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation, injuries (treatment and prevention and referral practice) and the role of exercise in promoting a healthy lifestyle are essential to the practice of sports medicine. The sports medicine physician requires special education to provide the knowledge to improve the healthcare of the individual.
|Total number of Sports Medicine Specialists on Doctor.com:||1141|
|Percentage of Sports Medicine Specialists who are listed as "Board Certified" on Doctor.com:||100%|
|Sports Medicine Specialists listed on Doctor.com have been practicing for an average of:||23 year(s)|
|Average ProfilePoints™ score for Sports Medicine Specialists:||39/80|
|Average Overall User Rating for Sports Medicine Specialists:||4 (out of 5)|