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Primary Care Sports Medicine UI Sports Medicine Rounds August 23, 2007. Paul W. Baumert, Jr. M.D., FAAFP. Primary Care Sports Medicine. Sports medicine recognized as a subspecialty of primary care medicine by American Board of Medical Specialists since 1989
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Paul W. Baumert, Jr. M.D., FAAFP
Need for an organization within field of sports medicine that approached athletes, exercising individuals, and teams comprehensively
Brother/sister organization to AOSSMAMSSM
Family practice, internal medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation
Are board certified in primary specialty
Additional subspecialty qualification for family practice, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and pediatrics available after passing a qualification examination (first available in 1993)Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician
Many PCSM physicians work in academic settings and continue to actively participate in sports medicine societies and continuing education programsPrimary Care Sports Medicine Physician
Frequently works together with orthopedic surgeon to care for athletes and teams
Expedite referrals to orthopedic/sports surgeon appropriately when indicated
Guide referrals to appropriate rehabilitative care and ancillary services
Better equipped than primary care counterparts to take care of a musculoskeletal problemPrimary Care Sports Medicine Physician
Mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) and other head injuries
Athletes with acute and chronic illnesses (such as infections, diabetes, etc.)
Nutrition, supplements, ergogenic aids and performance issuesPrimary Care Sports Medicine Physician
Coordinators of global medical and rehabilitative care of athletes within the “sports medicine team”Other PCSM Physician Responsibilities
Specialty physicians and surgeons
Other sports personnelPrimary Care Sports Medicine Physician
Recreational (“weekend warrior”)
Ideally, able to use sports medicine concepts in their care of nonathletic patientsPrimary Care Sports Medicine Physician