“It’s very rewarding to help people get back to doing what they love.”
A certified family medicine physician who has also completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine, Dr. Taylor offers non-surgical treatments for pain and injuries related to sports and other exercise, along with preventive measures. He also has a special interest in concussion management.
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With lifelong participation in sports and a childhood goal of becoming a physician, it’s no surprise Dr. Matthew Taylor chose a career in sports medicine. “It gives me the opportunity to be part of a team and be on the sidelines providing medical coverage.”
Dr. Taylor’s goal is to get people back to the activities they love without drastic intervention. “If we can make simple changes to training regimens, lifestyle, or foot wear, and patients feel better – that’s a win. I try to do as much as I can conservatively and then refer to our surgeons when needed.” He says he is very specific when explaining to patients about their issue. “It’s not surprising when they leave with artwork depicting what is torn or injured.”
Dr. Taylor likes to camp and hike with his wife and four young children.
Primary Care Sports Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, 2012
Family Medicine, MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland, MI, 2011
Doctor of Medicine, University of Hawaii-Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, 2008
WellSport Sports Medicine/Midland Urgent Care, MidMichigan Health, 2012-2017
American Board of Family Medicine with Sports Medicine certificate
Faculty/Presenter at R.E.A.C.T. (Responding to Emergent Athletic Conditions and Trauma) Workshop: Concussion and head injury. August 29, 2015.
Clinical Case Presentation “Pediatric Knee Injury in Football” at the ACSM 59th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. June 1, 2012. Abstract published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 44:5 Supplement to May 2012.
Poster Presentation “Groin Pain in a Collegiate Football Player” at the AMSSM 21st Annual Meeting in Atlanta. April 24, 2012.
Poster Presentation “Neck Injury in a Collegiate Football Player” at the AMSSM 21st Annual Meeting in Atlanta. April 24th 2012.
“Perceived Barriers to Development of a Patient Centered Medical Home in a Residency Program,” Oral presentation at the Michigan State University Family Medicine Research Symposium in June 2011.
“Isolation and Purification of Tilapia Growth Hormone,”Poster Presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, Biochemistry Department, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, June 2004.
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