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Staying in the Game: 75 Experts
75 experts—physicians, podiatrists, physical therapists, and more—who can help you stay healthy. By Marilyn Dickey
Physical therapist Barbara Fallon Wallace treats lots of injured runners.
Comments () | Published January 1, 2010

Where to Find Good Help

We used a variety of ways to come up with this list of recommended physicians, podiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists.

We started by asking physicians on our Top Doctors list if they specialize in sports medicine. We also sent surveys to all of the doctors on that list, asking them to recommend sports-medicine experts. Then we called top trainers, coaches, and athletes and asked whom they would turn to for treatment of a sports injury.

Although the following practitioners come highly recommended, their inclusion on this list is no guarantee that you’ll be happy with their care, nor should it be a substitute for your own research and judgment. The practitioners listed here are among the area’s “best,” but they’re not the only good ones.


Orthopedists treat problems of the musculoskeletal system. The following orthopedists specialize in sports medicine.

Christopher C. Annunziata, Vienna, 703-810-5213; Arlington, 703-810-5215.

Gordon L. Avery, Arlington, 703-810-5215; Vienna, 703-810-5213.

Steven H. Bernstein, Chevy Chase, 301-657-9876.

Marc D. Connell, Chevy Chase, 301-657-1996; downtown DC, 202-833-1147.

Christopher Farrell, Germantown, 301-515-0900; Bethesda, 301-515-0900.

Kenneth M. Fine, Rockville, Germantown, and downtown DC; 301-251-1433.

David C. Johnson, Lansdowne; 703-729-5010.

John Kim, Manassas; 703-393-1667.

Ben W. Kittredge IV, Alexandria, 703-810-5209; Springfield, 703-810-5210.

Daniel D. Lahr, Rockville; 301-315-6380.

Richard Layfield, Woodbridge; 703-490-1112.

Thomas A. Martinelli, Alexandria, 703-810-5209; Springfield, 703-810-5210.

Daniel J. Pereles, Kensington; 301-949-8100.

Christopher Raffo, Germantown and Bethesda; 301-515-0900.

Richard B. Reff, Bethesda; 301-571-6160.

Kurt C. Schluntz, Bethesda; 301-530-1010.

Benjamin Shaffer
, Chevy Chase, 301-657-1996; downtown DC, 202-833-1147.

>> Next: Family Sports Medicine, Physiatrists, and Osteopathic Physicians. 


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