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Dr. Morse knows that finding the right physician to care for you is a choice not to be taken lightly. Not only is Dr. Morse is family physician, but he is also very skilled in identifying sports injuries as well.
Life does not always go according to plan. Sometimes things fall apart, but my parents always taught me to pick up the pieces, try again and never be afraid to take chances. Becoming a physician has been a long and arduous journey. When I was 18 years old I was involved in a significant car accident where I fractured four cervical vertebrae: C3, C5, C6, and C7. The doctor informed me if the fracture had extended an additional millimeter, I would have been paralyzed. Another centimeter, I would have been dead.
I chose to use this event as a source of motivation throughout my entire career. I never take anything for granted because I realize that all it takes is one second and everything can change. I try to maximize every moment, constantly challenge myself, pursue new educational opportunities and strive to positively impact as many lives as possible through medicine. The treatment that I received from my compassionate, knowledgeable medical team after my accident sparked my motivation to become a caring, understanding and sympathetic physician – the patient who became the doctor.
I feel privileged to have grown up in the Boston area, a place rich in culture, adorned with respectable schools, significant landmarks in American history and home to many competitive professional sports teams. Like no other place on Earth, sports – especially baseball – seems to be ingrained in the soul of everyone who grew up there. My passion for sports began at the age of 5 when I met several members of the Boston Celtics, including Larry Bird. Growing up in the New England area during the 2000s, I became spoiled with championship teams from all four major professional sports. I watched the Boston Red Sox break an 86-year championship curse in 2004 and the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls in four years. However, I noticed a recurring theme – all it took was an injury to an important player, and a team with once high hopes for the playoffs was suddenly derailed. I wanted to be the physician that was responsible for getting those athletes back on the field, where they could help their teams win.
Injuries in sports are inevitable, but preventing injuries and properly diagnosing the severity of an injury early speeds up the return to play. I knew what I wanted to do with my life – become a Sports Medicine Physician.
I want my patients to continue to challenge me on a daily basis, constantly adding to my fund of knowledge. A practice with a focus on sports medicine has always been my goal, but I knew it was vital to learn the essentials of medicine to build a strong foundation. After successfully completing my Family Medicine residency at Creighton in Omaha, NE, I now feel better prepared to prevent, diagnose, and treat people of all ages and backgrounds. I am currently fine-tuning my medical knowledge completing a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa in order to be better prepared to help treat both the weekend warrior and the professional athlete.
I feel that athletic care should encompass a team approach, emphasizing the importance of communication between the athletes and physicians, trainers, coaches, and parents. I believe a well-run clinic should be able to master both the art and the science of managing medical conditions unique to athletes and those with an active lifestyle. I believe I embody the knowledge, passion, and determination to make a difference in the life of an athlete. I want to practice evidence-based medicine in the training room, on the sidelines, and in the clinical setting, serving as an integral part of a sports medicine team.
|University of South Florida, Tampa, FL||CAQSM (pending)||2017 – 2018||Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship|
|Creighton University, Omaha, NE||2014 – 2017||Family Medicine Residency Program|
|Windsor University, Canyon, St. Kitts||M.D.||2008 – 2013||Doctor of Medicine Degree|
|Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI||M.B.A.||2011 – 2013||Masters in Business Administration in Health Care Management|
|Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL||B.S.||2002 – 2006||Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine|