WHAT IS SPORTS MEDICINE? – By Gary Shapiro, M.D.

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Gary Shapiro, M.D.

How did you get into sports medicine?

An injury that sidelined me as a high school senior sparked my initial interest. I studied mechanical and biomedical engineering at The Ohio State University and completed my medical degree at Wright State University School of Medicine followed by my orthopedic residency at the Wright State University, Miami Valley Hospital. Next I spent a year at Stanford University in a sports medicine fellowship where I assisted in the care of college and profes-sional athletes. I also performed the first meniscal transplant at Stanford University.

 “I have built years of experience in sports-related injuries.”

What is your philosophy of care?

During my medical education and throughout my professional career, I have strived to master the skills and talents required to help athletes maintain optimum health and peak performance. I under-stand how it feels to love what you do and desire to deliver your personal best every day — whether on the court, playing field or operating room.

Do I have to be an athlete to be seen by Dr. Shapiro?

I treat all kinds of patients, not just athletes. My patients—whether professional or recreational athletes as well as non-athletes—receive the same level of care and service, and I treat each patient based on his or her individual condition and goals.When someone who enjoys being physically active becomes injured, typically they look for comprehensive treatment that will help return them to their sports or activities as quickly as possible. I have built years of experience in sports-related injuries and conditions related to physical activity. I combine that expertise to develop treatment and rehabilitation plans tailored to each patient and designed to achieve the most positive outcome.


Dr. Gary Shapiro is among an elite cadre of physicians who received their sports medicine fellowship training at Stanford University. Since starting his practice in 1993, he has helped numerous athletes return from potentially career-ending injuries. Athletes and anyone who enjoys being physically active, regardless of age, turn to Dr. Shapiro for his expertise in orthopedic and sports medicine.


ABOUT

Shapiro Sports Medicine is a specialty practice located within Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center, providing comprehensive orthopedic care by board-certified physicians in Sarasota for more than 30 years.

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LOCATION 6050 Cattleridge Blvd.Sarasota, FL 34232

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