Deepak Patel, MD, FAAFP, FACSM

Director of Sports Medicine, Rush Copley Family Medicine Residency Program, Aurora, Illinois; Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois

A past FMX presenter, Dr. Patel practices family medicine and sports medicine in Aurora and Yorkville, Illinois, and is medical director for Rush Copley Sports Medicine. His specialty topics include musculoskeletal imaging, concussions, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, joint examinations, pediatric overuse injuries, knee pain, tendonitis/tendonopathy, fractures, and exercise recommendations, as well as evidence-based medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Since Dr. Patel also practices family medicine, he is able to deliver effective presentations to help family physicians address sports medicine and musculoskeletal complaints. He has found that staying current with medical advances and evidence-based medicine is the most challenging aspect of family medicine.