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Referrals to Malden Family Medicine Sports Medicine Clinic

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What to do prior to Sports Medicine referral

  1. Work up patient as appropriate with comfort level (labs, imaging etc)
  2. Include previous work up/history (imaging, past providers seen, studies, etc.) in your note
  3. Include chronic pain/medication history
  4. Formulate question you want me to answer

Appropriate referral
Young athlete low back pain
MSK/Sports injury
Injections
Fracture care and casting
Concussion management
Female Athlete issues (disordered eating, pregnancy and exercise, etc)
Exercise Induced Bronchospasm
Athlete with heart issues or risk factors
Exercise Prescription and counseling on Exercise is Medicine
Clearance of Athlete with history of MSK injuries after initial Sports Physical with PCP

Do not refer for
Epidurals
Back pain/Neck pain
Chronic pain
Fibromyalgia
Pain that is not related to joint or muscle
Sciatica
First evaluation after car accident 

Please feel free to curbside Dr Jess Knapp for opinion or help in clinic

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