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04-03-2005, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by jericholic19
That's an interesting read, though not surprising. Sports med docs have an extra year or two of specialization that GPs don't get. As well, GPs are concerned with a host of other problems involving other systems of the body. There's too much for them to know. So, as a consequence, they look stupid compared to specialists and are often talked down during consultations.
The sports doc I saw was visiting a GP's office. The GP had her come in once a week specifically to deal with sports-related injuries. I first met with an intern, and she told me that while something like 30% of the problems GP's saw were muscle/joint problems, they only received a brief amount of schooling on them, which is why this office brought in the sports doc once a week for help and training. So what you say is dead on, there's just too much material for the GP to cover.

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