I’m a triple-board certified orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine expert. Dr. Geier helps you feel, look, and perform your best regardless of age or injury.
I believe that the best way to return to peak performance after a bone or joint injury is to get the injury to heal without surgery. Instead of invasive surgeries with long recoveries and unpredictable results, I use innovative treatments, medications, and injections. The goal of this approach is not just to decrease your pain, but also to heal your injury and prevent it from coming back. But it’s not just about your injury and recovery. It’s about getting you back to what you love to do – your favorite sport, exercising every day, or even just playing with your kids and getting through your work day without pain. I aim to help you optimize your performance through improved strength, energy, endurance, speed, muscle and more. I want to help you overcome your injury but also recharge your entire body so that you feel like you’re back in your twenties.
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 have earned board certification in Orthopaedic Surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. I have also earned board certification in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine from the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. I earned a certification in Peptide Therapy from the International Peptide Society and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. I am a member of both the International Peptide Society and Clinical Peptide Society. I am a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. I am a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and served on the AOSSM Board of Directors as Communication Council Chair from 2016 to 2019. I am a member of the Medical Aspects of Sports Committee of the South Carolina Medical Association. I am also a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Sports Health, and the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.
I spent over 16 years in traditional orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, creating and leading the sports medicine program at an academic medical center and then at a private hospital in the Charleston area. In both positions and in my current practice, I work with athletes and active people of all ages, from all over the country.
“I traveled from Michigan to see Dr. Geier for a severely sprained wrist. I’m an active 48-year old male and one of my favorite activities is BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.) My wrist sprain was very severe, after several months of rest it had not healed enough that I could train at a satisfactory intensity. Dr. Geier treated my wrist with an injection and also prescribed innovative medications and treatments to aid in recovery. After 2 months, my wrist is nearly pain free when sparring in BJJ. Based on my rate of recovery I anticipate to be completely pain free and sparring at full power in a month. I’m so grateful to Dr. Geier for making this type of treatment available when no other doctor in Michigan could help me. I highly recommend him!”
– John, New Hudson, Michigan
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. I am the author of That’s Gotta Hurt: The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever.
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 medicine and health 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. I serve as the chief medical expert for the ABC News 4 and FOX 24 television stations in Charleston. I have done approximately 3,000 media interviews for TV, newspapers, magazines, radio and online media outlets during my career. 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. I was awarded the Jupiter Award for Individual Excellence in Public Relations, Communications and Social Media by the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America.
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 anti-aging and regenerative 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.