Philosophy of Care
Exercise is medicine. Your body is made to move. No matter who you are, exercise is a vital part of your overall health and wellness. As a sports medicine physician, I work with high level collegiate and professional athletes as well as adults who simply desire to move pain free.
I respect all my patients and will make a serious commitment to help you achieve your goals and encourage you to push your fitness to its maximum potential, no matter what your limitations might be. As a public health professional, I also enjoy supporting community events such as running races, biking, and high school sports.
I am a team physician for Sacramento Republic FC, UC Davis intercollegiate athletics, and Davis High School.
I look forward to meeting you, and I know that together we can spread the word that "Exercise is Medicine."
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
M.D., M.P.H., Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA 2008
B.S., University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA
Family Medicine, Santa Rosa Family Medicine, Santa Rosa CA 2008-2001
Sports Medicine, O'Connor Hospital, San Jose CA 2011-2012
American Board of Family Medicine, 2011
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Sports Medicine, 2012
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Honors and Awards
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 2002
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 2002
Mortar Board National Honor Society,
Select Recent Publications
Parker DT, Editor. Transient Paresthesias in a Spear Tackling Football Player. AMSSM; 2012.
Parker DT, Editor. 20 Yards from the Finish Line. AMSSM; 2012.
Parker DT, Editor. Is this a simple rotator cuff tear? AMSSM; 2011.
Parker DT. Weitzenberg TW. Amey AL. Nied RJ. Group Training Programs and Self-Reported Injury Risk in Female Marathoners. Clin J of Sports Medicine. November 2011, 21(6):499-507.