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David N. Westerdahl, MD, is a Staff physician for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Westerdahl completed his Doctor of Medicine Degree at Loma Linda University in 2000 after receiving a B. A. in Business Administration from Washington State University in 1996. Once completing his residency in Family Medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando, he served a primary care sports medicine fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic's main campus in Cleveland, Ohio.
With a background in primary care and sports medicine, Dr. Westerdahl manages a wide range of non-operative orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries. He is the team physician for the Florida Panthers hockey team, consulting physician for the USTA Development Center in Boca Raton, and serves as team physician for The Sagemont School in Weston, Florida. His specialty interests include sports injuries, medical orthopedics, exercise related medical disorders, performance testing, musculoskeletal ultrasound, nutritional supplements and wilderness medicine.
Dr. Westerdahl is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. His memberships in various medical organizations and societies include the American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Practice, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Society of Tennis Medicine and Science, and the Florida Academy of Family Practice.
sports injuries, exercise related medical disorders, MSK ultrasound for diagnostic and theraputic applications, fractures of the upper and lower extremities, hand related sports injuries, arthritis
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