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Woman running

Prior to the establishment of Title IX in 1972, one in 27 girls played collegiate sports. That number has since increased to two in 5. Due to sex and gender differences, there are unique concerns that affect the female athlete.

Our Women’s Sports Health division is led by Nailah Adams, MD. Dr. Adams is board-certified in Family Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine. Her research area of interest lies in the reproductive, bone and mental health of female athletes to better ensure that girls and young women are able to establish balanced healthy lifestyles beyond the spotlight of sports. Dr. Adams has a passion for teaching, and focuses on educating patients to avoid at-risk behaviors and live their healthiest lives. She has national and international experience with amateur and professional athletes and teams, including cycling and athletics, most recently serving as a team doctor in the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru in 2019. Dr. Adams remains active in the community, and founded a non-profit organization which pairs running mentors with mostly sedentary high school students to train for the Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon Schools’ Relay.

 

 

What We Treat

  • Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (non-operative)
  • Stress fracture treatment
  • Exercise induced urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Female Athlete Triad

 

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive physical and gynecologic examinations
  • Preventative screening for women, including breast examinations and Pap smears
  • Contraceptive and menstrual counseling, including IUD and Nexplanon placement and removal
  • ACL injury prevention
  • Postpartum weight management
  • Access to Behavioral Health, Physical Therapy, Medical Nutrition Therapy and other services for successful health outcomes