Dr. Lindsey Dietrich, a physician with Texas Health Physicians Group, had an unlikely first exposure to her vocation. “It’s a little embarrassing,” she said. “I was four when I went to the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney and discovered a fascination with skeletons. It seems only fitting that I became an orthopedic surgeon who works with bones and joints.”
Little could her parents have realized what an ideal fit this would be for their daughter. “Orthopedics is a field where there’s still an art to physically examining and ‘fixing’ people,” she said. “In sports medicine I love the emphasis on recovering an active lifestyle. Sports medicine allows me to work with athletes and active people of all ages—from kids to seniors—promoting lifelong fitness and wellness and encouraging injury prevention. I love that my job allows me to be deeply involved in my community through volunteering. I can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Over the past four years, this award-winning and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon has partnered with local companies to develop the premier facility for athletes recovering from injuries or looking to improve their fitness. “I’d like to see this unique facility be a flagship for recovery, injury prevention, and overall wellness,” she said.
As a physician, Dr. Dietrich is passionate about patient empowerment. “I believe in giving people the information and the power to make their own good decisions about their health, bodies, and lives,” she said. “I have a special place in my heart for young athletes because kids are in such a pivotal time in their lives and athletic careers.”
Specializing in the care of knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle injuries, Dr. Dietrich gives much of the credit for her success to an outstanding staff. “They’re the reason Sideline Orthopedics and Sports has been so successful,” she said. “They’re overwhelmingly hospitable, dedicated and knowledgeable. I’m tremendously grateful to work with them.”
Dr. Dietrich volunteers her time at local area high schools and universities working with student athletes, evaluating injuries or recovery, helping on the sideline of various sports games, and coordinating sports physicals. She facilitates a weekly free evening clinic for DFW student athletes and mentors high school and college students interested in health sciences. In her spare time, she enjoys grilling, running, yoga, travel, listening to live music, spending time with her one-year-old son and trying to convince her parents and siblings to join her in Texas.
“I believe that when life gets hard the best thing you can do is give of yourself to others,” she said. “Kindness and good intentions always make their way back around to blessings.”
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By Meredith Knight
Providers employed by Texas Health Physicians Group practice independently and are not employees of the hospital or Texas Health Resources.