Sports Medicine Fellowship

St Mary's Family Medicine Residency is excited to announce the establishment of a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship - a joint venture between the residency & Rocky Mountain Orthopedic Associates. The fellowship was granted certification in January 2011.

Sports Medicine Faculty
Current Fellow
About the Fellowship
Application Process

Sports Medicine Faculty

The FM faculty are:  Drs. Mike Reeder, Rich Price, Lance Reynoso, & John Whiteside. The orthopedic faculty are:  Drs. Mike Huang, & Mark Luker.

Mike Reeder, DO, CAQ
Dr. Reeder attended Ohio University med school. He completed an ER Residency at Akron General & his Fellowship at Albany Medical Center in NY. He moved here in 1996 to work with the Residency, Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) & private practice. He's interested in all aspects of non-surgical orthopedics/sports medicine, exercise physiology, & biomechanics. He especially enjoys bicycling, cross-country skiing, & time with his expanding family.

Rich Price, MD, CAQ
Dr. Price trained at the University of Utah. He practiced primary care & sports medicine for 5 years in Mammoth Lakes, CA where he was medical director for the Human Performance Lab, Team Physician for the US Ski & Snowboard Team, USA Running, & is a level 2 certified USA Cycling Coach & father of twins.

2014-15 Sports Medicine Fellow

Karen Frye, DO
I was born and raised in the front range of Colorado, at the foothills of beautiful Pikes Peak. After high school I traveled to the other most beautiful place I know of, the Northwest. While there I attended Seattle Pacific University where I played women’s soccer and got my bachelor’s degree in Biology. A few years after that I attended med school at Midwestern University in Az and then residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Somewhere in there, I decided to try to combine my love of family medicine with my love for being active and complete an extra year of training in a sports medicine fellowship. I couldn’t be more excited to be back in Colorado. I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband of 6 years and our 2 dogs, as well as hiking, camping, cycling, river rafting (or tubing) and playing soccer.About the Fellowship

Rocky Mountain Orthopedic Associates is the home for musculoskeletal medicine. www.rmodocs.com. RMOA is a state of the art, multispecialty orthopedic practice with fellowship trained subspecialists in foot & ankle, hand, pediatrics, PMR, rheumatology, spine, sports medicine, & joint replacement; plus complete on-site imaging.

The primary care component will be at St. Mary's Family Medicine Center, a 29,700 sq ft. facility specially designed for the residency, walking distance from the hospital. Its 34 exam rooms have facilities for minor surgery, fetal monitoring & ultrasound, gyn procedures, patient education, fiber-optic endoscopy, counseling & a spacious precepting area.

As a new fellowship we are interested in a dynamic doctor who is willing to explore academic possibilities.

Our planned schedule consists of:

  • Five half days a week in sports medicine clinic
  • Two half days a week in primary care clinic
  • One half day each of:  exercise treadmill testing, musculoskeletal radiology & research/academic time
  • The fellow will do some call as attending faculty

Elective time occurs throughout the year & includes: Imaging / Radiology, specialty surgical clinics for Hand / Foot & Ankle / Spine, Nutrition, Rheumatology, Preventative Cardiology & Sports Psychology.

The Fellow is expected to participate in a research project, submit at least one paper for publication, & present at a sports medicine meeting. The fellowship is involved with the Monfort Human Performance Lab at Colorado Mesa University where they will have the opportunity to become involved in ongoing research with its nationally recognized staff. www.coloradomesa.edu.

During the winter months, the Fellow will spend at least a month working at one of two ski area clinics.  Our fellowship has links to Copper Mountain Medical Clinic & Dr. Peter Hackett's Institute for Altitude Medicine in Telluride. www.altitudemedicine.org. The ski clinic experience provides extensive exposure to acute sports & orthopedic trauma.

During the football season, the Fellow & an attending will cover home games for one of the area high school football teams. The fellow & an attending will staff a Monday evening sports injury clinic for local high school athletes & have the opportunity to work with Colorado Mesa University athletes.

Application Process

Applicants should be US Medical School graduates that are in their third year or recently graduated from an accredited Family Medicine Residency Program & should be eligible for CO licensure. We recommend current ACLS, & ATLS certification.

If the applicant is accepted for the fellowship position the following are required prior to starting the fellowship:

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in Family Medicine
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in Family Medicine
  • Unrestricted Colorado Medical License and DEA license

Applications should include (via ERAS):

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE/Comlex Steps 1, 2 CK, CS, and 3
  • Copy of medical school Dean's Letter/Program evaluation letter (MSPE)
  • Copy of your medical school transcript
  • Copy of your medical school diploma
  • Copy of your current medical license and DEA license
  • Letter of documentation of good standing and expected completion of residency from current Program Director.

Applications are received and reviewed only through ERAS.