I’m an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist aiming to provide you leading commentary and education on injury treatment and prevention to keep you performing at your best!
This is my personal blog. I started writing articles on this site in August 2010 as a hobby. My goal at the time was simple. I wanted to share sports medicine and wellness information in easy-to-understand language for athletes, parents, coaches and other healthcare providers. The blog would also serve as a forum where readers could share questions and ideas.
What I never expected in 2010 was the passion I discovered for communicating this information. Despite long hours in clinic and surgery, I came home excited to open my laptop and write. That passion has created opportunities I never expected. I now write a regular newspaper column, produce a weekly sports medicine podcast and write for many publications and websites.
People often ask me why I chose sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery as a career. The answer is simple. I love seeing the joy on my patients’ faces when I tell them that they can return to their sport or exercise. Fitness and sports are not just important for physical health. They are often a huge part of the lives and happiness of people of all ages.
While you might not be a patient in my orthopaedic surgery practice, I want the injury treatment, prevention, health and wellness information I share to help you in the same way.
This page offers a variety of information about me, my sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery career and practice, and my writing and media work. You can click on any of the links below to read a particular section.
I am an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. I recently started my own practice after spending eight years as Director of MUSC Sports Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Click here to learn more about my practice.
I hold a board certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Orthopaedic Surgery as well as a subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
Currently I serve as the Communications Council Chair for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Board of Directors. I also serve as Chairman of the Publications committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). I serve on the Medical Aspects of Sports committee for the South Carolina Medical Association. I have previously served as the Chairman of the Public Relations committee for AOSSM, the Outreach committee for the STOP Sports Injuries campaign, and the Sports Medicine Evaluation committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Education of healthcare professionals who treat athletes is extremely important to me. Therefore, I am actively involved with sports medicine journals and health publications. I am a member of the editorial board of the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine: An Open Access Journal for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Knee Arthroplasty and Outpatient Surgery Magazine. I am a principal reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and a reviewer for Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.
Professional and other elite athletes provide an amazing opportunity to work with individuals with unmatched strength, speed, and ability. It has been a honor to serve as Chief Tournament Physician for the Family Circle Cup women’s professional tennis tournament for seven years. I have also served as head team physician for the Charleston Battery professional soccer team. I have also served as a physician for USA Rugby and the U.S. women’s national soccer team during their appearances in Charleston. In my sports medicine fellowship, I worked with the medical teams who provided care for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams.
In my practice, I treat athletes of all ages and skills levels. While I treat musculoskeletal injuries throughout the body, I particularly focus on knee and shoulder injuries and the arthroscopic surgeries to treat them. I am also especially passionate about youth sports injuries. I work to prevent them in any way I can, both in my practice and through speaking and writing opportunities.
I am grateful for the opportunities to write content for other publications. I never started writing content for this blog for that purpose. Having said that, I am honored to be able to share sports medicine and health information to much larger audiences. Currently I write a regular newspaper column for The Post and Courier. I also contribute articles as the Orthopedics Category Expert for Answers.com. I also write articles and columns for Bleacher Report, STOP Sports Injuries, Be Active Your Way, Outpatient Surgery Magazine, Becker’s Orthopedic Review and others.
Please go to my Writing page for a detailed description of the various publications and lists of articles I have written for each.
Just as I love explaining sports injuries and other sports medicine and wellness topics in my office and writing about them on my blog, I am grateful to have opportunities to do it for television, radio, newspapers, and online media. Some of the larger publications for whom I have done interviews include USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The New York Post, CNN, NBC News, ABC News, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, The Atlantic, Forbes, Business Week, Bloomberg, The Associated Press, Reuters Health, Yahoo! Sports, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, ESPN, ESPNw, The MLB Radio Network, NASCAR, NBC Sports Radio, SiriusXM Radio, Health Magazine, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal, Popular Mechanics, Prevention, MSN Healthy Living, Marie Claire, Livestrong, WebMD, and Real Simple.
Please go to my Media page for examples of some of the interviews I have done as well as a detailed list of interviews and media appearances over the last few years.
If you would like to request an appointment to see me as a patient in my sports medicine practice in the Charleston area, please complete the form on my Contact page.
For more information on specific information as it pertains to this website itself, please refer to information on the following pages.
Lastly, I want to thank all of you who took the time to visit this site. I receive thousand of comments and questions from readers and listeners all over the world. It means more to me than you could know that my information helps you in some way. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have ideas for articles or show topics or questions that I could answer. Thank you!
Disclaimer about medical advice and information
By reading and viewing the information on drdavidgeier.com and in any products, courses or programs promoted on the site, you acknowledge that, though I am a licensed professional, I am unable to conduct the extensive analysis that I would in an in-person setting. Therefore, the information I provide is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for in-person professional advice or treatment. The information provided on this site and in these products, courses or programs should not be considered a substitute for in-person evaluation by a doctor or healthcare provider to address your individual needs.