Dr. Morris has been trained in two medical specialties.
Having studied Family Medicine, Dr. Morris has been trained to provide comprehensive medical care for families and individuals suffering from all types of illnesses, disorders, conditions and diseases. As a family doctor, Dr. Morris is usually the first point of contact for patients when they seek general medical care (categorized as a primary care provider) and can refer patients to specialists when necessary.
Family medicine, or family practice, is a division of primary care focused on the provision of comprehensive medical care for people of all ages, with family doctors often providing care for the entire family. As a family doctor, these physicians generally develop close relationships with patients over an extended period of time, allowing for the provision of comprehensive care that other specialists may be less likely to deliver.
Family physicians are tasked with caring for not only the physical health of patients and families, but also the mental and emotional health and how it relates to the family as a unit. Family medicine also emphasizes preventive care, attempting to keep the patient healthy and prevent diseases before they occur through regular exercise, a healthy diet and healthy life choices.
When treating patients and their families, family physicians employ a variety of techniques and procedures. With regard to preventive measures, Family doctors are tasked with performing regular examinations or checkups, immunizations and screening tests, among others. Family physicians are trained to identify and treat a very wide range of illnesses and injuries, but may also refer patients to a specialist when they deem it necessary. Additionally, family physicians may also treat and manage chronic conditions without the assistance of a specialist.
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Having studied Sports Medicine, Dr. Morris has been trained to provide treatment and prevention plans for those participating in sports-related activities. Dr. Morris is trained to treat complications such as muscle tears and strains, concussions, tendon and ligament damage, shin splints, sports hernias, fractures, and a variety of others.
Sports medicine is a medical specialty that encompasses the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries or disorders relating to sports and physical activities. Physicians that practice in the area of sports medicine are often referred to as sports medicine specialists. Many types of physicians can practice sports medicine, including orthopedists, psychiatrists and primary care sports medicine physicians.
When a patient sustains an injury while playing sports, or has a condition that affects their performance in physical activity, they are often referred to a sports medicine specialist who has specialized knowledge in the treatment of these types of injuries. The spectrum of care provided by sports medicine specialists is quite wide – it can encompass injuries such as muscle strains and tears, sprains, dislocations, concussions, injuries to tendons and ligaments, fractures, injuries to cartilage, tendinitis, asthma, overuse injuries, heat-related illnesses and nutritional issues, among others.
Sports medicine specialists may be employed in a wide range of settings. For example, these physicians may provide care as part of a private practice (often as part of an orthopedic practice), where adolescents and young adults who play sports may receive treatment for any injuries they may sustain. In other cases, professional sports teams and colleges may employ a sports medicine specialist full time to care for members of the team both on and off the field. These specialists may also be found providing care in hospitals.
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