Meet Sports Medicine Physician Samantha Smith, MD

Meet Sports Medicine Physician Samantha Smith, MD


– My name is Samantha Smith, and I am a specialist in
primary care sports medicine. I think it’s really great to
be able to use my background in both pediatrics and internal medicine, ’cause I really enjoy
taking care of all ages. There’s lots of nuances to each. The way you explain things
is really different, and so I have experience
in talking with both groups and feel very comfortable doing both. In terms of the types of
things that I’ll treat, things like tendonitis, overuse injuries like stress fractures. I’ll see patients that have a concussion, patients with traumatic injuries like sprains of their knee or ankle. A lot of patients with injuries or joint pain don’t need surgery and can oftentimes get better or have their condition managed
for many years successfully using physical therapy,
strengthening things at home, injections, then sometimes
I’m referring them to one of my surgical colleagues. It’s really, I think, a
powerful tool that we have is really understanding
how joints move the best and how to strengthen patients, so that they can get back
to doing what they wanna do.

About the author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *