Chris Madden, M.D.
Dr. Madden’s sports medicine experience is broad, he has worked with athletes and active individuals at various levels, from children to professional. He is on the Clinical Faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Family Practice, and he teaches sports medicine intermittently to residents. Dr. Madden also serves as a team physician and participates in event coverage for endurance and ultraendurance races. Dr. Madden volunteers for the underserved at the Longmont Salud Clinic where he runs a monthly sports medicine clinic with Dr. Myers.
Academically, Dr. Madden co-edits popular sports medicine texts, and he authors various chapters in each of them, and in other sports and journals. He also edits and authors a sports medicine patient education engine that focuses on pre-visit information for an internet-based patient education company (see Self Care under patient education). Dr. Madden has lectured nationally on various topics and he is involved with the American College of Sports Medicine and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He served as the President of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine in 2014-2015 and he received the AMSSM Founder’s Award in 2011, an award granted occasionally to the “best” in the field of sports medicine.
On a personal note, Dr. Madden enjoys mountain biking, trail running, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, hiking, mountaineering, and just about anything outdoors! A competitor from an early age, he wrestled and played football in high school, converted to mountain biking and sand volleyball in college, and has intermittently raced cross country and endurance mountain biking as an adult, although his true passion resides in non-competitive multi-hour trail bikes and runs as he gets older. He also enjoys reading, spending time with his family, traveling, building bikes, fixing things, and practicing yoga. Extra-curricularly Dr. Madden enjoys teaching residents, writing, volunteering at an under-served clinic, and he serves as an officer and committee member for 2 national sports medicine organizations.
Rebecca Myers, M.D.
Dr Myers has had the opportunity to work with athletes of all ages and currently serves as team physician for Skyline High School and covers the Leadville 100 ultraendurance mountain bike and trail running races. During ski season, Dr. Myers works additional shifts at East Grand Community Clinic and Emergency Center at the base of Winter Park Resort teaching residents and treating skiing and snowboarding injuries. Dr Myers is active in the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and she is on Clinical Faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Dr. Myers enjoys living in the community and volunteering as team physician for Skyline High School athletics and at a local underserved clinic. She was a college soccer player, and she currently enjoys cycling, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Eric Traister, M.D.
Dr. Traister has taken care of athletes from kids all the way to Division 1 sports. He was fortunate enough to provide medical coverage to the United States weight lifting team in Venezuela for the 2013 Pan American Games. He also helped provide coverage to the weight lifters from all over the world at the 2013 World Masters Games in Turin, Italy. Dr. Traister is on the clinical faculty at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Family Medicine and teaches residents. He is active in the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine.
While training at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Traister had the opportunity to learn percutaneous tenotomies using the Tenex health system for chronic tendon/soft tissue problems. This is a novel procedure that was FDA approved in 2012. More information can be found at www.tenexhealthpatient.com.
When he’s not in the office, Dr. Traister enjoys watching and playing sports of all kinds. His main ones are basketball and competitive Ultimate Frisbee. He also enjoys weight training in the gym, yoga, and is an avid movie watcher.
A Personal Note:
In order for us to take the best possible care of you we need to maintain our mental and physical health. This means time for rest and recreation or time with our families and friends. Therefore, we will share responsibility among ourselves for taking calls for our patients. Please call us after hours only in cases of significant concern or true emergency.
We very much enjoy what we do and we take pride in being Family Doctors. We want to provide the best service for you that we can. Any thoughts, suggestions, or comments you have about our care or office are welcomed by each of us.
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