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Sports Medicine | Male

Cleveland Clinic Florida 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Get Directions

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As an academic medical center, Cleveland Clinic Florida provides world class care. Our mission is to provide better care of the sick, investigation of their problems, and further education of those who serve. We strive to provide Best-in-Class patient experiences and superior clinical outcomes.

Biography

David N. Westerdahl, MD, FAAFP RMSK is a Staff physician for the Department of Orthopedics at Cleveland Clinic Florida. He completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic's main campus in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, FL. He is also certified through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. With a background in primary care and sports medicine, Dr. Westerdahl manages a wide range of non-operative orthopedic and sports medicine injuries, and performs a variety of ultrasound guided interventional procedures. He serves as Team Physician for the Florida Panthers NHL hockey team, Executive Director Cleveland Clinic Florida site for The Player's Trust "Brain and Body" program powered by the NFLPA, Director of Medical Sports Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Director of Rehabilitation, Team Physician for the Sagemont School in Weston, FL, and CCF Medical Director for the Ft. Lauderdale A1A Marathon. His specialty interests include sports injuries, medical orthopedics, exercise related medical disorders, musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative medicine, and human performance.

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Dr. Westerdahl's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Miami Beach, FL |
Absolutely I will recommend. I drive 1 hour for my visit because I completely trust and respect Dr. Westerdahl and his professional abilities.
in Weston, FL |
I highly recommend Dr. Westerdahl. He is very professional and an excellent practitioner.
in Pembroke Pines, FL |
Dr. Westerdahl has been my orthopaedic physician for over 8 years. He has proved to be a very professional and caring physician. He is very attentive and always explains in detail exactly what our course of action needs to be. He takes the time to go over all my tests results with me and advise of all possible affects and effects. If you want a doctor who really cares about helping you then Dr. Westerdahl is the physiican you need to see.
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Dr. Westerdahl says...

David N. Westerdahl, MD, FAAFP  RMSK is a Staff physician for the Department of Orthopedics at Cleveland Clinic Florida.  He completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic's main campus in Cleveland, Ohio.  He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, FL.  He is also certified through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

With a background in primary care and sports medicine, Dr. Westerdahl manages a wide range of non-operative orthopedic and sports medicine injuries, and performs a variety of ultrasound guided interventional procedures.  He serves as Team Physician for the Florida Panthers NHL hockey team, Executive Director Cleveland Clinic Florida site for The Player's Trust "Brain and Body" program powered by the NFLPA, Director of Medical Sports Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Director of Rehabilitation, Team Physician for the Sagemont School in Weston, FL, and CCF Medical Director for the Ft. Lauderdale A1A Marathon.  His specialty interests include sports injuries, medical orthopedics, exercise related medical disorders, musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative medicine, and human performance.

Dr. Westerdahl's Care Philosophy

As an academic medical center, Cleveland Clinic Florida provides world class care. Our mission is to provide better care of the sick, investigation of their problems, and further education of those who serve. We strive to provide Best-in-Class patient experiences and superior clinical outcomes.

Dr. Westerdahl says...

With a background in primary care, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal ultrasound, Dr. Westerdahl manages a wide range of non-operative orthopedic and sports medicine injuries, and performs both diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided interventions.  

His specialty interests include sports injuries, medical orthopedics, exercise related medical disorders, musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative medicine, and human performance.

Dr. Westerdahl's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Concussion
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprain
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Turf Toe
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Florida Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Florida Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
  • Undergraduate School
    Washington State University

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Percutaneous Tenotomy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tenex Health TX Procedure
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray