The Doctors Roundtable

Sports Injury Prevention and Treatment with Dr. Richard Dukes, Dr. Shaun Traub and Diane King

February 7, 2013 3:13 pm

Entering the spring season of sports, we delve into sports injury prevention and treatment with panelist Dr. Richard Dukes, Dr. Shaun Traub, and athlete trainer Diane King… all brought to you by HealthGate.

At all ages, we are encouraged to get exercise and sports participation is a fun way to accomplish this. However, almost 1million adult and 3.5 million sports injuries occur in the US annually. The prevalence is evident by watching TV or reading the sports pages of any local, regional, or national newspaper. In this edition of The Doctors Roundtable, panelists will discuss prevention of sports injuries. Dr. Dukes (Urgent Care Specialist) will discuss immediate treatment in case of a sports injury, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Traub will be discussing therapy and surgical implications should a more severe injury occur, and Diane King discusses training and conditioning to prevent injuries. From tennis elbow to ACL tears, this show will cover a lot!


Richard Dukes, M.D./Physician’s Express Care

Dr. Dukes is the owner/CEO of Physician’s Express Care and MedGlobal (a medical resource group) in Johns Creek. He currently serves as chairman at the Department of Medicine and Department of Emergency Medicine at Northside Hospital in Canton, GA. Dr. Dukes is residency trained and board certified by Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. He is a fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians, and serves as the medical director for the Clayton County Fire Department in Riverdale, GA.


Shaun L. Traub, M.D./Resurgens Orthopaedics

With board certification by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Traub earned his undergraduate degree from University of Georgia, medical degree from Medical College of Georgia, residency at Medical University of South Carolina, and a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery from the University of Colorado-Denver. He is affiliated at DeKalb Medical Center and Emory Eastside Hospital, and active with American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America.


Diane King, MS, RD, CSSD, ATC

A National Athletic Trainers’ Association Certified Athletic Trainer, Ms. King is currently the President of the Georgia Athletic Trainers Association. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, and holds a Specialist Certification in Sports Dietetics. She serves as an Athletic Trainer for South Forsyth High School through SportsCare Physical Therapy. She works with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Sports Medicine Program and consults in several facilities as a sports dietitian. Diane received a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Memphis State University and A Master’s degree from Louisiana State University in Human Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.


Sports Injury Prevention and Treatment with Dr. Richard Dukes, Dr. Shaun Traub and Diane King

Dr. Traub, Dr. Dukes, and Ms. King

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