April 13, 2017: As the lead team physician for the Washington Nationals and the head team physician for the Washington Redskins, Dr. Robin West, chairman of Inova Sports Medicine, knows what good teamwork looks like – and not just on the field of play.
To make sure that Nationals and Redskins players return from injury and avoid it in the first place, she constantly collaborates with other members of the health care team, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, surgeons, and more.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Dr West describes her own experiences with collaborative care, both as a provider and as a patient. She also gives tips for how patients should navigate their journey through health care’s increasingly collaborative environment.
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Robin West, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeon, and the medical director of the Sports Medicine Institute at Inova, a large health system based in the Washington, DC, metro area. She also serves as the head team physician of the Washington Redskins and the lead physician of the Washington Nationals, making her the first woman to hold these positions simultaneously. For more information about Inova Sports Medicine visit www.inova.org/sportsmedicine.