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Internal Medicine Physicians in Surprise, AZ

  • 39 Internal Medicine Physicians found in Surprise, Arizona
  • 3 of these Internal Medicine Physicians have disciplinary actions
  • 11 Internal Medicine Physicians that practice in Surprise also practice in 6 other cities
  • Internal Medicine Physicians in Surprise, AZ have practiced medicine for an average of 20 years.

  • Internal Medicine

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      28 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      University of Damascus
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Hospitalist

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    18731 N Reems Rd, Suite 680 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      21 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Dr M.G.R. Medical University
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine

    14873 W Bell Rd, Suite 100 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna
      United Healthcare
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      14 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      King Edward Medical University (KEMU)
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    13927 W Grand Ave, Suite 401 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      22 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna
      Evercare
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    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Punjabi University
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Family Practice, Internal Medicine

    14973 W Bell Rd, Suite 100 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna
      Great-West Healthcare
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    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      15 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      American University of the Caribbean
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    Bestcare Internal Medicine, 13945 W Grand Ave, Suite A-105 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      35 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Medical University of Warsaw
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      14 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital - Closed
      Nogales, AZ
    • Education
      Punjab University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

    14674 W Mountain View Blvd, Suite 200 Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      20 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      University of Arizona
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine

    2701 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19132

    • General Info
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine

    14869 W Bell Rd, Suite 101 Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      22 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna
      Evercare
      see more…
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine

    16560 N Dysart Rd, Suite A Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      16 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna

    • Education
      Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Endocrinology

    15021 W Bell Rd, Suite 100 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Gender
      MALE
  • General Practice, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Imaging & Therapy

    16560 N Dysart Rd, Suite B Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna

    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    13921 W Grand Ave, Suite 501 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      26 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Punjab University
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine

    14674 W Mountain View Blvd, Suite 200 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      15 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Redlands Community Hospital
      Redlands, CA
    • Education
      Rosalind Franklin University
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

    14674 W Mountain View Blvd, Suite 200 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      29 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Punjab University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    Sunrise Medical Center, 18731 N Reems Rd, Suite F680 Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      5 Years Experience
    • Education
      Delhi University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists), Sleep Medicine

    18731 N Reems Rd, Suite 680 Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      22 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna
      Evercare
      see more…
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    14827 W Bell Rd, Suite 103 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      25 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Great-West Healthcare
      Humana
    • Education
      University of Santo Tomas
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Adult Medicine

    12425 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85378

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      14 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      American University of the Caribbean
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Nephrology, Internal Medicine

    15021 W Bell Rd, Suite 100 Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      13 Years Experience
    • Education
      Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      14 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Southern Illinois University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Hepatology

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      24 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie "Iuliu Hatieganu"
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    14873 W Bell Rd, Suite 100 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      16 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna
      Humana
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    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
      Glendale, AZ
    • Education
      Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    14811 W Bell Rd, Suite 101 Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      33 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna

    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
      Glendale, AZ
    • Education
      Baba Farid University of Health Sciences
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    13927 W Grand Ave, Suite 401 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      22 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna
      Evercare
      see more…
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Punjabi University
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

    2861 Fort Silver Dr, Bullhead City, AZ 86429

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      33 Years Experience
    • Education
      Guru Nanak Dev University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      18 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
      Glendale, AZ
    • Education
      Universite Scientifique et Medicale de Grenoble
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

    18731 N Reems Rd, Suite 680 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      37 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Michigan State University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

    15021 W Bell Rd, Suite 125 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      24 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna
      Great-West Healthcare
      see more…
    • Education
      Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine

    18731 N Reems Rd, Suite 680 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      23 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Dr M.G.R. Medical University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    15021 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      16 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Hospitalist

    14674 W Mountain View Blvd, Suite 210 Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      20 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      United Healthcare

    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
      Glendale, AZ
    • Education
      West Bengal University of Health Sciences
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    Westside Internal Medicine, 13921 W Grand Ave, Suite 502 Surprise, AZ 85374

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      23 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Hospitalist

    15021 W Bell Rd, Suite 125 Surprise, AZ 85374

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      14 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna
      Evercare
      see more…
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
      Sun City West, AZ
    • Education
      American University of the Caribbean
    • Gender
      MALE
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Internal Medicine Physicians

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Internal Medicine

A personal physician who provides long term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ear, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs. Adolescent Medicine An internist who specializes in adolescent medicine is a multi-disciplinary health care specialist trained in the unique physical, psychological, and social characteristics of adolescents, their health care problems and needs.
Cardiovascular Disease
An internist who specializes in diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and manages complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms.
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
A field of special interest within the subspecialty of cardiovascular disease which involves intricate technical procedures to evaluate heart rhythms and determine appropriate treatment for them.
Clinical & Laboratory Immunology
An internist who uses laboratory tests and complex procedures to diagnose and treat disorders characterized by defective responses of the body's immune system.
Critical Care Medicine
An internist who diagnoses, treats and supports patients with multiple organ dysfunction. This specialist may have administrative responsibilities for intensive care units and may also facilitate and coordinate patient care among the primary physician, the critical care staff, and other specialists.
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
An internist who concentrates on disorders of the internal (endocrine) glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands. This specialist also deals with disorders such as diabetes, metabolic and nutritional disorders, pituitary diseases, and menstrual and sexual problems.
Gastroenterology
An internist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive organs including the stomach, bowels, liver and gallbladder. This specialist treats conditions such as abdominal pain, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer, and jaundice and performs complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using endoscopes to see internal organs.
Geriatric Medicine
An internist with special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly. This specialist cares for geriatric patients in the patient's home, the office, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, and the hospital.
Hematology
An internist with additional training who specializes in diseases of the blood, spleen, and lymph glands. This specialist treats conditions such as anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia, and lymphoma.
Infectious Disease
An internist who deals with infectious diseases of all types and in all organs. Conditions requiring selective use of antibiotics call for this special skill. This physician often diagnoses and treats AIDS patients and patients with fevers which have not been explained. Infectious disease specialists may also have expertise in preventive medicine and conditions associated with travel.
Interventional Cardiology
An area of medicine within the subspecialty of cardiology which uses specialized imaging and other diagnostic techniques to evaluate blood flow and pressure in the coronary arteries and chambers of the heart and technical procedures and medications to treat abnormalities that impair the function of the heart.
Medical Oncology
An internist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and other benign and malignant tumors. This specialist decides on and administers chemotherapy for malignancy, as well as consulting with surgeons and radiotherapists on other treatments for cancer.
Nephrology
An internist who treats disorders of the kidney, high blood pressure, fluid and mineral balance, and dialysis of body wastes when the kidneys do not function. This specialist consults with surgeons about kidney transplantation.
Pulmonary Disease
An internist who treats disease of the lungs and airways. The pulmonologist diagnoses and treats cancer, pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma, occupational diseases, bronchitis, sleep disorders, emphysema, and other complex disorders of the lungs.
Rheumatology
An internist who treats diseases of joints, muscle, bones, and tendons. This specialist diagnoses and treats arthritis, back pain, muscle strains, common athletic injuries, and "collagen" diseases.
Sports Medicine
An internist trained to be responsible for continuous care in the field of sports medicine, not only for the enhancement of health and fitness, but also for the prevention of injury and illness. A sports medicine physician must have knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury. Knowledge about special areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation, injuries (treatment and prevention and referral practice), and the role of exercise in promoting a healthy life style are essential to the practice of sports medicine. The sports medicine physician requires special education to provide the knowledge to improve the health care of the individual engaged in physical exercise (sports) whether as an individual or in team participation.

Internal Medicine Physicians

Trending Internal Medicine Physicians
in Surprise, AZ
Neighborhoods
in Surprise, AZ
  • Ashton Ranch
  • Beardsley
  • Brookside Bell Professional Park
  • Canyon Ridge West
  • Cliffs Condominium
  • Continental At Kingswood
  • Copper Canyon Ranch
  • Cotton Gin
  • Countryside
  • Coyote Lakes
  • Dave Brown At West Point
  • Desert Oasis
  • Fields Of Surprise Office Condominiums
  • Grand Avenue Professional Plaza
  • Grand Village Center North
  • Grand Village Center South
  • Greenway Marketplace Mld
  • Greenway Park At Surprise
  • Greer Ranch North
  • Greer Ranch South
  • Kenly Farms
  • Kingswood Parke
  • Kiowa Village
  • Legacy And Heritage At West Point Town Center
  • Legacy Parc
  • Litchfield Manor
  • Marley Park
  • Mountain Gate
  • Mountain Vista Ranch
  • Northwest Ranch
  • Offices At Mountain View West Condominium
  • Orchards
  • Parke Row
  • Rancho Gabriela
  • Roseview
  • Royal Ranch
  • Sierra Montana
  • Sierra Verde
  • Sierra Verde Infrastructure
  • Stadium Village North
  • Stonebrook
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  • Surprise Farms
  • Surprise Marketplace
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  • Surprise Towne Center
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  • Veramonte
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  • West Point Towne Center
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Internal Medicine

A personal physician who provides long term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ear, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs. Adolescent Medicine An internist who specializes in adolescent medicine is a multi-disciplinary health care specialist trained in the unique physical, psychological, and social characteristics of adolescents, their health care problems and needs.
Cardiovascular Disease
An internist who specializes in diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and manages complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms.
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
A field of special interest within the subspecialty of cardiovascular disease which involves intricate technical procedures to evaluate heart rhythms and determine appropriate treatment for them.
Clinical & Laboratory Immunology
An internist who uses laboratory tests and complex procedures to diagnose and treat disorders characterized by defective responses of the body's immune system.
Critical Care Medicine
An internist who diagnoses, treats and supports patients with multiple organ dysfunction. This specialist may have administrative responsibilities for intensive care units and may also facilitate and coordinate patient care among the primary physician, the critical care staff, and other specialists.
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
An internist who concentrates on disorders of the internal (endocrine) glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands. This specialist also deals with disorders such as diabetes, metabolic and nutritional disorders, pituitary diseases, and menstrual and sexual problems.
Gastroenterology
An internist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive organs including the stomach, bowels, liver and gallbladder. This specialist treats conditions such as abdominal pain, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer, and jaundice and performs complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using endoscopes to see internal organs.
Geriatric Medicine
An internist with special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly. This specialist cares for geriatric patients in the patient's home, the office, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, and the hospital.
Hematology
An internist with additional training who specializes in diseases of the blood, spleen, and lymph glands. This specialist treats conditions such as anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia, and lymphoma.
Infectious Disease
An internist who deals with infectious diseases of all types and in all organs. Conditions requiring selective use of antibiotics call for this special skill. This physician often diagnoses and treats AIDS patients and patients with fevers which have not been explained. Infectious disease specialists may also have expertise in preventive medicine and conditions associated with travel.
Interventional Cardiology
An area of medicine within the subspecialty of cardiology which uses specialized imaging and other diagnostic techniques to evaluate blood flow and pressure in the coronary arteries and chambers of the heart and technical procedures and medications to treat abnormalities that impair the function of the heart.
Medical Oncology
An internist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and other benign and malignant tumors. This specialist decides on and administers chemotherapy for malignancy, as well as consulting with surgeons and radiotherapists on other treatments for cancer.
Nephrology
An internist who treats disorders of the kidney, high blood pressure, fluid and mineral balance, and dialysis of body wastes when the kidneys do not function. This specialist consults with surgeons about kidney transplantation.
Pulmonary Disease
An internist who treats disease of the lungs and airways. The pulmonologist diagnoses and treats cancer, pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma, occupational diseases, bronchitis, sleep disorders, emphysema, and other complex disorders of the lungs.
Rheumatology
An internist who treats diseases of joints, muscle, bones, and tendons. This specialist diagnoses and treats arthritis, back pain, muscle strains, common athletic injuries, and "collagen" diseases.
Sports Medicine
An internist trained to be responsible for continuous care in the field of sports medicine, not only for the enhancement of health and fitness, but also for the prevention of injury and illness. A sports medicine physician must have knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury. Knowledge about special areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation, injuries (treatment and prevention and referral practice), and the role of exercise in promoting a healthy life style are essential to the practice of sports medicine. The sports medicine physician requires special education to provide the knowledge to improve the health care of the individual engaged in physical exercise (sports) whether as an individual or in team participation.