Paul Stricker, M.D.
Paul Stricker, M.D.
Home: San Diego, California
Specialty: One of just over a hundred doctors in the U.S. who are board-certified in both pediatrics and sports medicine.
Education: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia in 1987. Research in sports medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, 1985-86. Pediatric internship and residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock 1988-91. Fellowship in primary care sports medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 1991-93.
Current Position : Private practice at Scripps Clinic, an internationally recognized multi-specialty medical group and clinical research institution specializing in more than 50 fields of medicine and surgery.
Previous Position: Assistant professor in the departments of pediatrics and orthopedics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Achievements in Sports Medicine: Appointed Head Physician for the World University Games in 1999. Served as team physician for the U.S. Olympic Team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Served as team physician for national teams in swimming, soccer, gymnastics, and basketball. Served as team physician for the Division 1A Vanderbilt University Commodores of the Southeastern Conference and the University of San Diego Toreros of the West Coast Conference.
Professional Achievements: He is a charter member and past-president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, a member of the editorial advisory board of Healthy Children magazine, and a reviewer of manuscripts for the journal Pediatrics . Program Director of the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric/Adolescent Sports Medicine Course. He is also the author of Sports Success Rx , published in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Health Advice: “We need for our young people to have a positive experience with sports and exercise – so they’ll keep doing it at for the rest of their lives. Yet many of the children and teenagers that I see today are often just as stressed out as their parents. Competition is healthy, but we need to take some the stress and pressure out of kids’ sports and make it fun for everyone.”
Why he recommends Juice Plus+ ® : Stress isn’t the only problem kids face today. Most children eat so poorly it’s a wonder that they can perform on the field or in the classroom at all. That’s why I’m so thrilled with Juice Plus+® : it’s such an easy way for children and their parents to get more of the good nutrition lacking in our diets today that is absolutely essential to good health in general and physical performance – my specialty – in particular.”
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