Friday Apr 05, 2024

Mental Health and Shared Decision-Making with Dr. Marcia Faustin EP# 549

On this episode of the AMSSM Sports Medcast (X: @TheAMSSM), host Dr. Jake Wessels, MD, is joined by Dr. Marcia Faustin (X: @FaustinMarcia) to discuss her main stage presentation about Mental Health and Shared Decision-Making during the 2024 AMSSM Annual Meeting.

Dr. Faustin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of California – Davis. She is the Associate Team Physician for the UC Davis Division I Collegiate Athletics team and the co-Head Team Physician for the USA Gymnastics Women's National Team.

In this conversation, Dr. Faustin discusses aspects of her upcoming talk in Baltimore, MD, and address the following topics:

  • Her journey to becoming a Division I athlete and working with elite level athletes
  • The factors that led her to work with the US Women’s Gymnastics Team
  • What shaped her shared decision-making process when caring for athletes – even at the highest levels of competition
  • How her personal experiences impact the way she practices medicine
  • The importance of mental health and why it should be a priority for providers
  • Trends she has noticed in mental health care for athletes

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