Is there a (team) doctor in the house?

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In this article: 

  • Swedish physicians are team doctors for several pro and college teams, including the WNBA's Seattle Storm and MLS's Seattle Sounders FC. 
  • These partnerships are central to our mission of building healthy communities. 
  • Watch these vidoes and learn more about two team docs from the Swedish Sports Medicine team.  

Experts from Providence Swedish Rehabilitation Performance Medicine specialize in treating a wide variety of issues and provide specialized care for pain management, sports medicine, bone health and rehabilitation medicine. Physicians from rehab performance medicine also serve as team doctors for several college and professional sports teams around the greater Seattle area. 

“It’s not just the branding across the jerseys that says ‘Providence Swedish’ but all the other things we provide, including community engagement,” says Steven Stanos, D.O., executive medical director of Providence Swedish Rehabilitation Performance Medicine. These teams really help to support our mission, which is to improve the health and well- being of the people we serve.”

Care for everyone, not just elite athletes

Among the physicians who serve as local sports team docs are Michael Erickson, M.D., team physician for the WNBA's Seattle Storm and Troy Henning, D.O., head team physician for MLS’s Seattle Sounders FC. Watch these short videos to learn more about what these doctors do and how they provide the highest quality care in pro locker rooms and in the community. 

Meet Dr. Troy Henning, Seattle Sounders FC head team physician

Meet Dr. Michael Erickson, Seattle Storm head physician

Learn more and find a physician or advanced practice clinician (APC)

Do you or a loved one need to consult about a spine or orthopedic surgery or a joint replacement? Experts at the Swedish Orthopedic Institute (SOI) can help. To make an appointment with an expert at Providence Swedish Orthopedics, call 206-386-6171. You can also visit our website to learn more about the services avaialble at Swedish Spine, Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Whether you require an in-person visit or want to consult a doctor virtually, you have options. Contact Swedish Primary Care to schedule an appointment with a primary care provider. You can also connect virtually with your provider to review your symptoms, provide instruction and follow up as needed. And with Swedish ExpressCare Virtual you can receive treatment in minutes for common conditions such as colds, flu, urinary tract infections and more. You can use our provider directory to find a specialist or primary care physician near you.

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Related resources

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your health care professional’s instructions.

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Whether you're interested in physical fitness, an athlete looking for performance tips, or it's time for a full or partial replacement of knees, shoulders or hips, the Swedish Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Team is committed to providing you with expert advice on how to prevent injury, plan for physical activity and recover from orthopedic procedures. Our mission is to help you live the active lifestyle you want.

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