Sports Medicine Physician – Dr. Masaru Furukawa


I’m Masaru Furukawa. I’m a sports and family
physician at the Sauk Prairie Healthcare, River Valley Clinic. My medical training started
in undergraduate school at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I
started out as an electrical and computer engineer, and I got a Master’s in that. But
at the same time I was doing pre-medical courses as well. After that I enrolled in medical
school at the University of Vermont, my home state. Following that I went to Family Medicine
Residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I also completed my Sports Medicine
Fellowship. I chose sports medicine because I’ve been
a lifelong athlete myself and I feel that organized sports and fitness is very important
in my life. I wanted to use my skills and knowledge to keep people active and participating
in the activities that they enjoy. The most rewarding thing is taking care of an injured
athlete, getting them back doing what they want to do, and obtaining their sports goal
or fitness goals. The most challenging thing about my job is definitely telling the athlete
they can’t do what they want to do. Either restricting their ability to play sports or
stay physically active. Or even the worst-case scenario, when I have to tell them they can’t
continue their sports any longer because of the injuries that they have.

1 thought on “Sports Medicine Physician – Dr. Masaru Furukawa

  1. i wanna ask to Dr. masaru furukawa, My javelin athlete I had an injury in my right elbow was afraid I would feel the pain again if I do lemparang 95% and therefore what the solution?
    if i to change, of his right hand into his left hand as the pedestal to throw, what can?

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