We would like to introduce Dr. Lucas and the staff from the Sports Medicine Institute to our Upward Stars families.

Monday, February 09, 2015 11:37:24 AM

   Education

Dr. Lucas received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Wake Forest Family Medicine program in Winston-Salem, NC, where he was elected chief resident. Dr. Lucas is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). As a third year resident, he received one of four national research grants from this society to investigate the effects of progesterone on concussion. Additionally, he received the resident role-model award given by the medical students at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He completed his sports medicine fellowship at Wake Forest where he served as a team physician for Wake Forest University. He also worked with the UNC School of the Arts treating acute and overuse injuries in dancers and ballerinas. His clinical interests include general sports and musculoskeletal injuries, concussion, ultrasound-guided injections, diagnostic ultrasound, and fracture care. He will continue his research efforts with Wake Forest Baptist Health as an adjunct clinical instructor.

   Practice

The Sports Medicine Institute has physicians with expertise in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery, including spine surgery and joint replacement. On site x-ray, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and physical therapy will make our practice fully equipped to handle all of the needs of our patients.

Dr. Lucas will provide full time non-operative expertise in sports and musculoskeletal medicine. Our treatment techniques are cutting-edge, utilizing progressive programs that are designed to achieve optimal results with the physician, patient and therapist working as a team toward the goal of full recovery. The needs of every patient remain the primary focus of the team.

 Services we provide:

• Sports Medicine

• Concussion

• Ultrasound Guided Injections

• Diagnostic Ultrasound

• Fracture Care

• Overuse Injuries