Sports Medicine

Gardner Tarlow, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Gardner Tarlow, MD

Family Practice Physician located in Anaheim, CA

Sports Medicine Specialist
A team physician for the Savanna High School Football team, and previous consultant and contributing columnist for Dirt Rider Magazine, Dr. Gardner Tarlow, located in Anaheim, California has extensive experience in providing sports medicine services for elite athletes to amateur athlete.

Sports Medicine Q&A

by Gardner Tarlow, MD

What is unique about Dr. Tarlow’s approach to sports medicine?

Sports medicine is more than just the management of musculoskeletal injuries of ligaments, tendons, and muscle. At Dr. Tarlow’s practice, sports medicine is primary care medicine for athletes, ranging from elite competitors to active weekend warriors. Sports medicine not only includes the treatment of non-surgical orthopedic injuries and rehabilitation but also cardiology, pulmonology, psychology, pharmacology, neurology, nutrition and other aspects of athletic performance. Dr. Tarlow has over 15 years experience treating sports-related health issues and over 30 years of personal experience as a high-level athlete himself. He offers both traditional and alternative treatment options for therapy. So, whether you have an acute or chronic injury from trauma or overuse, you owe it to yourself to seek care and consider all your options before considering surgery.

How does Dr. Tarlow use platelet rich plasma therapy?

Committed to offering patients the most advanced treatment options, Dr. Tarlow offers platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) to accelerate healing and reduce pain caused by a wide assortment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions;  PRP can also speed recovery from surgeries. A game-changing regenerative medicine treatment, PRP is a substance made by taking a small amount of your own blood and then spinning it in a centrifuge to create a formula that’s concentrated with healing platelets. This substance is then injected into injured areas to jumpstart the body’s natural healing process. Blood platelets contain growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate the repair and regeneration of tissue and bones, blood vessels, and stimulate wound healing.

What type of nutrition services does Dr. Tarlow provide athletes?

Dr. Tarlow offers expert nutrition consultation and medical-grade supplements of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and homeopathics, from Nutri-West Vitamins. He uses these techniques to help athletes, as well as non-athletes, achieve optimal health and wellness.