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Dr. Michael A Shea has the following 2 specialties
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
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I have a teenage son who competes in motocross and unfortunately that means a high likelyhood for a sports-related injury. In his case, it was a badly broken arm. Even though the break was bad, the doctors agreed that surgery wouldn't be necessary, so we were referred to Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Michael Shea with Mercy Medical Group. With that decision, however, meant weeks in a variety of casts and braces, followed by months of physical therapy (at home in our case). Throughout regular visits with Dr. Shea, he was very attentive to my son and to me. He answered all of our questions and was very supportive of both of our needs (of course, my needs/questions/concerns were much different than my son's!). He explained in detail how the injury was healing, what the consequences of not doing the physical therapy would be (incentive for my son to do it!) and reassured me that it would not affect his upcoming growth. I was so thankful to have been referred to such a caring doctor during such a tramatic time. Thank you!
22 Years Experience
American University of the Caribbean
Graduated in 1996
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