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George A. Morris, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Family Medicine Orthopedics Sports Medicine
    • Board Certified:

      Family Medicine

      Sports Medicine

    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do

    • Non-operative sports medicine
    • Assessments for patients of all ages and activity levels who experience injuries, aches or pains
    • Care for injuries suffered in a sport (from beginning to Olympic levels), on the job, from car accidents or life injuries
    • Injections and minor procedures as well as work with physical therapy and various specialties, chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture and work with primary care physicians and APPs
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Concussion care
    • Medical management of athletes with asthma, diabetes, etc.

    Why I Love My Work

    We have a wonderful team of orthopedic surgeons, APPs and nursing staff. My role is to work collaboratively with the team to get patients back to their activity goals. The most satisfying part of my job is when I see patients come back for follow up and they are doing fine and don’t have pain.

    Getting to Know Me

    I try to maintain my activity levels. I’m involved with many sports and activities, as well as my wife and children, who are also very motivated and compete at national levels in college and post-college athletics. I’ve had my own injuries, so I know what it’s like to be on the sidelines, work through recovery, set goals and overcome adversity to meet them. My family and I live and work here and love our community. I am passionate about engaging community partners to help enhance community health and establish an environment to keep people healthy.

    • Member of the U.S. Navy Regional Marathon Team
    • Won age group for sprint triathlons
    • Played hockey at club level and in Sweden
    • Climbed Devil’s Tower in Wyoming and went scuba diving in Cuba

    Areas of Interest

    • Non-operative sports medicine is my interest, however, if you need surgery, I work side-by-side with clinically skilled surgeons who specialize in the care you need
    • Highly experienced in ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal procedures
    • Regenerative medicine such as Percutaneous Tenotomy procedures, a minimally invasive treatment for chronic tendon pain in a shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle or foot
    • Highest level of concussion care in the community including collaborating with occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and chiropractic care, area high schools, local sports teams and colleges

    Awards & Recognition

    • Top Medical Student Award – University of Minnesota Medical School
    • US Naval Reserve Physician with commendation medals
    • 742 local school district Outstanding Partnership Award
    • Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. 2022 Leadership Award
    • Team physician for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team since 2005, including covering international events, U.S, world championships and world junior championships
    • Medical Director for St. Cloud State University athletic medicine
    • Medical Director for Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon and 3-Day walk for Komen Foundation in the past
    • Works with many local high schools to support their athletic medicine programs
    • Taught family medicine residents at University of Minnesota/CentraCare St. Cloud Family Medicine Residency program
    • 4 chapters published in sports medicine books
    • 3 publications in sports medicine journals
    • 1 article in WestLaw legal proceedings
    Education
    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota Medical School
    • Internship
      University of Minnesota - Graduate Medical Education
    • Residency
      St. Cloud Hospital/Mayo Family Medicine Residency Program
    • Fellowship
      Medical College of Wisconsin
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