Illustration of a doctor in an exam room working on a computer

You might hire a sports medicine physician to:

  • Help athletes recover from injuries
  • Develop treatment and rehabilitation plans tailored to an athlete’s needs

  • Prep an athlete to return to the field

  • Provide trainings on how to avoid injury during play


Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Formal training in orthopedics
Ability to comprehensively explain medical terminology in plain language
Possession of a local and/or national medical license
Willingness to work alongside other medical professionals
Prior residency or fellowship in sports medicine
Thorough knowledge of common athletic injuries
Strong passion for sports
Deep concern for patient health outcomes
Compassionate demeanor
Significant experience working with diverse patients