Our sports medicine specialists can help you return to the activities you love.
What is a primary care sports medicine physician?
Primary care sports medicine physicians are board-certified in both family medicine and sports medicine. This means they are experts in caring for your family’s regular health needs, including sick visits and preventive checkups but also have advanced training in caring for athletes.
How do I know if I should go to urgent care or the emergency department?
Urgent care centers offer treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses such as sprains, strains and some muscular issues. While it’s important to establish and maintain a relationship with a primary care physician, urgent care centers can serve as a good after-hours or weekend alternative to your regular doctor. For life-threatening emergencies, you should seek care in the emergency department at your closest Presbyterian hospital. Emergency care is needed when you are having symptoms such as:
- Head trauma
- Loss of consciousness
- Chest pain
- Sudden unexplained headache, especially with vision, balance or speech problems
How can I make an appointment for physical therapy?
Your physician will need to refer you to a physical therapist at one of our Novant Health Rehabilitation Center locations. Some of our primary care sports medicine physicians also have physical therapists on staff at their practices.
I am an athlete and have been having problems with performance anxiety. Can Novant Health help?
Novant Health sports psychiatrist is specially trained in helping athletes overcome mental roadblocks, such as anxiety and depression, so they can meet their performance goals.
My team/organization is interested in partnering with Novant Health for sports medicine care. What should we do?
Novant Health Sports Medicine has highly trained experts in a broad range of specialty areas, from primary care and orthopedic sports medicine to rehabilitation, sports nutrition and sports psychiatry. Some of the world's most talented athletes, including world-class swimmers and professional basketball players, as well as many local community teams and athletic organizations already depend on our experts to keep them healthy and performing at their best. If you are interested in partnering with Presbyterian Sports Medicine, simply contact us to schedule a meeting. We will sit down with you to build a sports medicine program designed with your athletes' specific health needs and sports performance goals in mind. Contact Us »