If you enjoy sports and medicine, being a sports doctor may be a good career path for you. Being a sports doctor requires both hard work and dedication however if you have the passion for it you may even be able to set up your own clinic.
The field of sports medicine is quite broad as there are different areas that you could specialize in. Therefore if you want to advertise yourself or your clinic you should be sure to first explain to your clients what exactly it is that you do. If you chose to specialize in injuries on the foot and the ankle then you should advertise yourself as a podiatrist. This would be helpful to you because if someone were to type in the words Adelaide podiatry on their computer your name or the name of your clinic would appear. As a podiatrist you will have the ability to both diagnose and cure foot problems therefore it is vital that you take your job and each client very seriously.
As a doctor your goal should be to not only be to cure your client, but it should also be to prevent the same problem from occurring again the future. It orders to do this you first need to detect the root cause of the problem. In whatever profession you may do it is important that you are competent, especially when you are dealing with another person’s health. Therefore if there are situations where you are not sure what to do or if you do not know what the best treatment for your patient will be then you should refer your patients to another doctor or get a second opinion from a colleague. It is vital that you put your patient first above anything else.
It is up to your patient whether they follow the instructions given to them or not however, you should make sure that you very clearly explain to your patients on what they should not and should not do. For instance if your patient has a broken ankle, you should explain to him or her on what he or she needs to do in order to recover. If they need complete bed rest then you should explain the consequences of what could happen if they do not get completely bed rest. It is vital that you are very honest with your client because as a patient they may not know the severity of their problem however as a doctor you may have all the information and therefore you should share that information with your patient.
No matter who your patient is, it is important that you treat all your patient alike and do not give special treatment to one client over the other. Even if your patient is a celebrity or someone of higher status, at the end of the day you should remember that each patient should be treated equally and each patient’s problems should be handled with the utmost care.