Direct Primary Care for Athletes

Direct Primary Care for Athletes

Learn How Direct Primary Care Helps Athletes and Weekend Warriors Stay at the Top of Their Game

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or professional, a fitness enthusiast, or you just enjoy to be active, you understand the need for training and conditioning your body. How your body looks on the outside is just as important as how it looks on the inside. To maintain your current fitness level and ensure you stay at the top of your game for many years to come, you will need regular advice from a physician you can trust. At Balanced Physician Care, we offer Direct Primary Care (“DPC”) memberships for weekend warriors and endurance athletes that will keep your body and mind conditioned so you can stay at the top of your game. 

The following outlines the benefits of a DPC membership for weekend warriors and endurance athletes:

Our Founder Is Sports Medicine Board Certified

A Sports Medicine Physician is specially trained for total care of athletes and active individuals. After graduating medical school from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in Illinois, our founder, Dr. Sharyl Truty, a former college basketball player at the University of Indianapolis herself, completed the Phoebe Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program in Georgia and trained in acupuncture through the UCLA-Helms Acupuncture certification for physicians. She served as primary care physician for the Chicago Red Stars women’s professional soccer team and has covered the Chicago Marathon yearly for 15 years. She also recently completed an Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil. As a physician, athlete and mother, Dr. Sharyl strives to provide all athletes the most trusted and balanced perspective on their health.

Feel Like a Pro with Direct Primary Care’s White Glove Services

Direct Primary Care membership offers 24/7 access to your physician by phone and text. For in office visits, we offer relaxed, extended appointment times. You will never feel rushed or have to wait. As a Direct Primary Care member at Balanced Physician Care, our physicians can help you with:

  • Acute injuries such as ankle sprains, dislocations and non-surgical fractures;
  • Overuse injuries including stress fractures, tendonitis and osteoarthritis;
  • Traumatic brain injuries or concussions;
  • Acute illnesses such as asthma, mononucleosis, cold or flu;
  • Exercise prescriptions for people who want to be more active;
  • Return to play decisions for injured or ill athletes;
  • Evaluations of supplements, multivitamins and herbal medications;
  • Acupuncture consultations and treatments;
  • Cortisone injections;
  • Cupping therapy;
  • Dry needling;
  • Trigger point injections;
  • Mindfulness education; and
  • Mind body techniques for improving performance.

Every membership includes an annual wellness physical, comprehensive 60-minute exam, biometric lab panel, and pap or prostate screening. We offer unlimited in office visits with no copays. Three (3) complimentary acupuncture visits are also included, along with holistic and integrative medicine consultations.

Prevent Injuries and Speed Recovery Times with Direct Primary Care

As we age, our muscles and joints do not recover as quickly as they used to and are more prone to injuries. Whether you are starting a new workout routine or continuing with an old one, it’s important to ensure your body is in optimal health. As your Direct Primary Care sports medicine physician, we will work with you to create an exercise plan to help prevent injuries. When injuries occur, our physicians will work with you to explore options beyond surgery.

Stay Active With Direct Primary Care

For athletes and active individuals to stay at the top of their game, they need a proper nutrition plan, exercise routine, and regular checkups with a Sport Medicine physician they can trust – a former athlete, now physician. At Balanced Physician Care, we offer affordable Direct Primary Care plans designed to simplify your life and optimize your health. For more information on Balanced Physician Care, call (904) 930-4774 or visit

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