You can learn about your injury, what treatment options are available for active people with that injury, what the long-terms risks of that injury are and much more…all without leaving home.
And you need to realize, there is a cost to not dealing with this…
What most people do when facing a shoulder, knee or any other injury is wait…stop playing sports or exercising for a few days/weeks/months…take over-the-counter medications…wear a brace they bought at a local drugstore…spend hours and hours searching online for information about what to do for their injuries without knowing if the information is even credible. But for most people, none of that works.
And what happens if you just do nothing? If you just keep doing what you’ve been doing? You keep hurting. You can’t play football, basketball, or whatever sport you love. You can’t exercise the way you want. You struggle to do your job. You risk developing a problem that requires a much bigger surgery in the future…if it can be treated at all.
I’m a double board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine. For over a decade in my practice, I’ve helped thousands of athletes and active people overcome fear, confusion, and the pain of their injuries to get back to the life they love.
I’ve been privileged to work with professional football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and tennis players – some of the best athletes in the world. Where I really believe I’m the best in the world comes from my ability to explain injuries and surgeries in plain English.
But I get hundreds of questions each week from close to a quarter of a million people who visit my website every month, and I recognize there is a real communication problem between orthopedic surgeons and their patients. I’m not blaming the doctors. Sure, some of them use a lot of technical jargon. But it’s really hard, as we are asked to see more patients in less time than ever before. Even in my own practice, sometimes I only have a few minutes with my patients to make the diagnosis and explain the treatments.
That’s why I have worked so hard to use my ability to explain injuries and surgeries in easy-to-understand language and share that information online with people like you struggling with their injuries. That’s why my website – with over a thousand articles and hundreds of podcasts and videos – gets more traffic than almost any other orthopedic surgeon. Those articles and videos are great, but I want to take it one step further for people who really need it.
Here’s what I’ve learned in 13 years of practice as an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist…
I get patients every day who tell me how much they appreciate that I explain their injuries in a way that they actually understand…and that I offer multiple options with a detailed explanation of the risks and benefits of each one…and many of them have already seen a doctor before they chose to see me.
Plus, I am fortunate that people from all over the world find my website, podcasts and videos while searching for information about their injury and possible injury treatments or prevention strategies.
Here is just a sample of what others have said about me…
“Thank you for your advice and for your YouTube videos which are an excellent source of information. In Canada where we have socialized medicine, we are lucky to get 5 minutes of our doctor's time; hence it is very helpful to have other sources of information available. Your YouTube videos answered my key questions perfectly - i.e. how to determine whether surgery is the best option; and when it is possible to return to sport after surgery. I found much of the material on the web was for physicians and was not suitable for the layperson; hence your videos which were in basic english were invaluable. Please keep up the good work. Thank you!”
- Linda in Toronto, Canada
“We likely will never meet, but your 'humble confidence' is apparent in the content on your page. Confidence from your doc is important...measured with humility it is powerful. Thanks for the service you provide to your in person and virtual patients.”
- John in Anchorage, Alaska
“I just wanted to leave a comment expressing how well put together your site is. I typically don't make any type of comments online, but I absolutely love the idea of putting together an interactive resource for patient education and pure sports enthusiasm. I just wanted to reach out and express my appreciation of such work…Your work is truly inspiring and I loved reading through your thoughts and ideas on certain topics. I think it's so important for us to connect with patients using social media and the internet because it's where so many people turn to for information. Keep up the great work!”
- Chris, a medical student in New York
“Dr. Geier, I hope you realize how many people appreciate all that you do to educate.”
- Mike in Dallas, Texas
“Your site and information have been a great help to me over the last few years as I have gone through multiple meniscus repairs and a partial meniscectomy.”
- Matt, young athlete dealing with arthritis in his knee
“Dr. Geier is a good man...one I would trust with my life as a patient. While I hope I never need his services I wouldn't hesitate to seek his wisdom and guidance as a patient should the need arise. Too bad we couldn't get his expertise at Emory!”
- Andy in Atlanta, Georgia
“I just had a fantastic time on your website. Love the blog, love the resource page…You are a unique doc, and I am hopeful to connect with you. P.S. Beautiful website. Kudos to you for all of the care that went into it.”
- Rosie in Foster City, California
"Great work, Dr. Geier! As an undergrad student, I really look up to you and all of the work that you do.” #arolemodel
- Antonio in South Carolina
“I love your articles that I subscribed to…Thanks for providing insightful information that is prevalent in my everyday work.”
- Lauren, an athletic trainer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
“Working in sports medicine field myself, I am so happy I found Dr. Geier's podcast! He has so much passion and knowledge to offer about sports medicine. This podcast is beneficial to healthcare professionals, coaches, athletes, and anyone interested in sports medicine. Keep them coming. I'm so glad I found your podcast! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and passion for the field of sports medicine. I also want to thank Dr. Geier for being such an advocate for the athletic training profession. We appreciate all the advocating we can get!”
- Amanda, about Dr. Geier’s sports medicine podcast, The Dr. David Geier Show
“Dr. Geier’s show is always interesting and educational. I start listening for the sports medicine education but keep listening to simply hear his thoughts and views on all things sports related.”
- Reeger Cortel, about The Dr. David Geier Show
“Just found your radio station. Very cool (in a nerdy #sportsmedicine way)! Keep up the great work! Legend! Apparently I've got 153 podcasts to catch up on so I'll be busy.”
- Nash in Surrey, United Kingdom, about The Dr. David Geier Show
“As a health care professional working in the world of sports medicine, I was extremely excited to discover Dr. Geier’s podcast and blog. He is full of passion and a wealth of information that is very useful in my everyday work as an athletic trainer and has helped me be more equipped and informed while on duty. It is refreshing to see a doctor promote injury prevention and safety precautions to athletes around the world! I look forward to learning more from Dr. Geier.”
- Kristi, an athletic trainer in Dallas, Texas
“I really enjoy your podcasts and blogs, and look forward to Monday mornings every week. You're doing the sports medicine field a great service. Thank you very much for your time and attention I appreciate it!”
- Mitchell, a personal trainer and athletic trainer in Raleigh, North Carolina
“Hello! I’ve been following your web site for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out! Just wanted to tell you keep up the excellent job!”
- Delores in Atascocita, Texas
It all comes as part of a 15- or 30-minute chat directly with me. We schedule a time during which you can explain your injury, what the doctor told you your injury was if you have been to see a doctor, what treatments you have tried and how you are doing now. Then I share my thoughts on that injury and what options exist to deal with it. You ask the questions you have, and I answer them in a way that helps you make the decision that is best for you. You also get an audio recording of the call and many resources related to your injury.
If your injury has you confused, at the very least, I can help you understand what’s going on and whether you need to go to a specialist. If you’ve already seen a doctor but don’t understand what they said or what to do next, I can give you the clarity and plain-English translation you need.
You have a choice to make: Do what you’ve been doing (or worse, do nothing at all). You know where that will lead. Is that really where you want to go? Take a new action, and get a new result. Finally overcome the fear, confusion, and the pain of your injury to get back to the life you love.
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help you get healthy and perform at your peak. I look forward to helping you soon.”
- Dr. David