Throughout last year we profiled all our physicians here at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates in a series of interviews. We were pleased to have Steven Page, MD join our SOA group late last year as Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician. This week, we posed those same questions to him so you might get to know him better.
Dr Page, what inspired you to become a physician?
When I was in high school, I injured my ankle playing soccer. I went to see an orthopedic sports medicine doctor. He took great care of me and led me through a rehabilitation program that got me back to playing quickly so I didn’t have to miss the season. I loved playing and being around sports. I knew then I wanted to be a sports medicine doctor so I could take of people the way he took care of me.
I really like that we can actually fix problems and get people back to doing the things they like to do.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that my patients are really motivated to get back to what they enjoy. When patients are engaged in their own care, we work together like a team to accomplish their goals.
What is your biggest challenge?
Finding a way to spend as much a time as I can with every patient while not making the next patient I see have to wait.
If I weren’t an orthopedic physician I’d be a __________________.
A veterinarian. I have two boxers and I absolutely love animals.
Your proudest moment?
A college football player that I did a knee surgery on during my fellowship is still playing in the NFL over 10 years later today. I am proud that I had a small part in enabling his success.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve travelled? Why?
My favorite place visited is Maui, Hawaii. You can be on top of a volcano that looks like a Martian landscape in the morning and scuba diving with sea turtles in the afternoon.
Any hobbies? Activities?
I love to play sports and enjoy skiing and scuba diving. I get injured a little easier now as I get older so it helps me relate to my patients.
What’s your next adventure?
Becoming a father. I trained for years to be a surgeon, but I am totally unprepared for this.
Your guilty pleasure food?
French fries and macaroni and cheese. And I don’t feel guilty about it all!
Whether you are a weekend warrior, professional athlete, or just a regular couch potato who overused those muscles and bones, Dr Page sees patients of all walks of life and all ages from pediatric to geriatric. If you’d like an evaluation, call 941-951-2663 or schedule an appointment with us online through our web page at www.SOA.md. We have three locations and offer same day appointments. To keep up to date on everything at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates “like” us on Facebook HERE, or, follow us on Twitter HERE.