KMSS/KTAL - Dr. Peter Seidenberg, Chief of Family Medicine at LSUHS, shares "Every boxer needs a pre-bout and post fight physical. We also provide coverage ringside during the event to make sure the boxers are not hurt and that they are safe to continue participating.”
The mission of the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Family Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine is to train primary care physicians in the comprehensive art of sports medicine with an emphasis on exercise promotion, injury prevention, sports / musculoskeletal ultrasound, primary care for athletes and the exercising population, and maintain active involvement in state, national, and international sports medicine organizations.
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Our Purpose is to train primary care specialists in the unique aspects of sports medicine. Trainees will maintain competence in their primary specialty but will have expertise in sports medicine as it applies to the exercising individual, this includes injury prevention, musculoskeletal injuries, visceral organ injuries, and other medical issues. They will be clinicians, consultants, teachers, and leaders of medicine. They will be knowledgeable about the unique needs of the athletic population and will approach their care from an individual, systems, and population-based directions.
LSU Health Shreveport
Department of Family Medicine
Division of Sports Medicine
Charles W. Webb,DO, CAQSM, FAMSSM, FAAFP
Director, Division Sports Medicine and Fellowship
Fellowship Program Administrator
Our Vision to be the number one sought after sports medicine fellowship in the country will be accomplished through:
Scholarly Work – We connect with the many research opportunities in the LSUHS and LSUS system. We will produce quality research publications from original research, systematic reviews, case presentations, and textbooks. Our faculty will be internationally known for sports medicine excellence and available as speakers.
Academics – Our fellowship will possess a 100% pass rate on the CAQ annually. In preparation for the CAQ our fellows will follow the sports medicine curricular reading and presentation list weekly. We will utilize the ITE in sports medicine and adjust our learning requirements annually. Our fellows will be sought after sports medicine experts leading them to premier opportunities around the country.
Service – We will become the standard of community service not only to LSUHS but also to AMSSM and ACSM. All faculty will become active on various committees within the national sports medicine organizations and will strive to become leading officers. We will serve our community as pillars of volunteerism by working with the local high schools, colleges, and other recreational facilities to establish safe play protocols across northern Louisiana, East Texas, and Southern Arkansas.
Clinical Enterprise – We will become fully self-sustaining financially, being the model training program for all others to follow. Our fellows will be experts in office and medical procedures and processes to help maximize patient care, as monitored by improved patient outcomes, but also in sustainability by financial proficiency.
COMING IN THE FALL OF 2022
The purpose of our new Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program is to train primary care specialists in the unique aspects of sports medicine. The post-residency training program is a one-year fellowship for two fellows with application open to those who have completed a Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Pediatric residency program prior to fellowship. Trainees will maintain competence in their primary specialty but will have expertise in sports medicine as it applies to the exercising individual, this includes injury prevention, musculoskeletal injuries, visceral organ injuries, and other medical issues. They will be clinicians, consultants, teachers, and leaders of medicine. They will be knowledgeable about the unique needs of the athletic population and will approach their care from an individual, systems, and population-based directions.
KSLA12 - Dr. Charles Webb, Director of sports medicine division at LSUHS, shares that young athletes are usually taught how to hit and receive a hit around junior high. Dr. Webb said parents should put their children in club soccer or flag football in contrast to popcorn or pee wee football.
KSLA 12 - Filling up on fluids and constant hydration are good ways to prevent heat exhaustion, especially as outdoor sports like football are gearing up for the fall with summer practices, says Dr. Charles Webb, LSUHS Director of Sports Medicine Division.