ONS Spotlight on Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Benjamin GreeneFeatured Doctor
Get to know Sport Medicine Specialist Dr. Benjamin Greene and learn what drives his personal approach in caring for patients. Dr. Greene is fellowship-trained in the diagnosis and non-operative treatments for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries in adults and children. He sees patients in Greenwich and Harrison and will also work in the new ONS office, opening this fall in Wilton.
What is your own practice philosophy?
As a primary care sports medicine physician, I strive to offer my patients evidence-based, non-operative treatment options for their injuries and ailments. By explaining each option and understanding the patient’s unique motivations and goals, we can work together to come up with the best treatment plan for each individual. I offer a variety of minimally or non-invasive treatment options in order to keep patients exercising or playing sports. These options include home exercise programs, physical therapy, medications, and injections. Once healthy, I hope to provide my patients with tips that will help prevent future injuries and keep them as active as possible.
What made you choose to become a sports medicine specialist?
Having initially trained in pediatrics, I took a unique route to the field of sports medicine. Working with children allowed me to appreciate their resilience and feed off of their infectious energy. Similarly, I discovered this same youthful vitality in sports medicine patients. From the aspiring young soccer player to the recreational tennis playing grandmother, it brings me great joy to work with athletes of all shapes and sizes to help keep them healthy and doing what they love.
What trends in your specialty area do you see emerging?
Primary care sports medicine is a relatively young and rapidly growing field. This is especially true with regards to using ultrasound to accurately diagnose and treat many musculoskeletal conditions. Ultrasound guided injections of various medications has continued to expand in the field of sports medicine. Notably, new evidence is constantly emerging to support the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) over more traditional medications such as steroids and viscosupplementation.
Additionally, concussions remain an emerging area of important research and development. We are continually learning more about concussion diagnosis and management, especially as it pertains to the importance of using a multidisciplinary approach to help treat patients who experience persistent post-concussive symptoms.
How do you stay current in your field?
Sports medicine demands a lifetime of learning. I like to stay up-to-date through a multi-pronged approach. That means attending conferences, reading journal articles, preparing and presenting lectures, and sharing knowledge with colleagues.
Outside of work, what are your personal interests?
I love to cook, and was fortunate to have been trained in culinary medicine by a professional chef while in medical school at Tulane University. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I love to watch sports, including my beloved Knicks, Yankees, and NY Giants. I also love to read, travel, spend time with family and friends, and stay active through running, cycling, and hiking.