• 1 We offer Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • 1 Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Treatment (PRP)."It is being used currently in pro athletes,
    but we are bringing it to Rhode Island for the everyday athlete." - Dr. Neha Raukar, MD.
  • 1 Concussion Management: Schedule your baseline ImPACT test today. For more information,
    please e-mail us at csm@myupdox.com
  • 1 Dr. Neha Raukar is the only fellowship - trained female sports medicine physician in Rhode Island.
  • 1 Concussion Management: Schedule your baseline ImPACT test today. For more information,
    please e-mail us at csm@myupdox.com
  • 1 We offer Ultrasound Guided Injections.
  • 1 Dr. Neha Raukar is the only fellowship - trained female sports medicine physician in Rhode Island.
  • 1 Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Treatment (PRP). "It is being used currently in pro athletes,
    but we are bringing it to Rhode Island for the everyday athlete." - Dr. Neha Raukar, MD

A Practice Of University Emergency Medicine Foundation

Our physicians have been working hard behind the scenes to provide Rhode Island and the rest of Southern New England a top-notch sports medicine center caring for athletes of all ages. Our staff includes the only fellowship-trained pediatric sports medicine physician in Rhode Island, a concussion specialist who has been instrumental in changing Rhode Island legislation regarding care of the concussed athlete, a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician who specializes in care of the female athlete.

Our presence in the community as emergency physicians, pediatricians, orthopedists, and high school/collegiate team physicians gives us visibility to the ever-changing environment of youth sports and allows parents, coaches, athletic trainers, therapists, and physicians accessibility to our Team and the subspecialty services we provide.

Whether you’re a six year old soccer player or a sixty six year old triathlete, we welcome the opportunity to assist you in your return to play from the sidelines.

The physicians of the Center for Sports Medicine are committed to the successful treatment of musculoskeletal conditions using innovative non-operative orthopedic treatment. Furthermore, as the most elite concussion providers in the state, our program is one of the only programs in the greater Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts region that specializes in the precise identification, monitoring and management of concussions in both children and adults.

Our concussion program evaluates, monitors and manages the care of children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with concussions (mild traumatic brain injury or TBI). The program consults with physicians regionally and nationally, as well as schools, scholastic and youth recreational sports programs in help injured parties return to their pre-injury levels of activity.

For concussed patients, we offer clinical appointments on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The program uses specialized state-of-the-art testing techniques, including computer assisted neuropsychological testing technology (e.g., ImPACT) sensitive in detecting concussion related dysfunction.

Our expert providers use these findings to make recommendations to patients about returning to school, play, and work.

Goals of the Concussion Program
Our program has four goals:

  • Provide the highest level of service to children, adolescents and young adults with concussions/mild TBI
  • Increase research-based knowledge, skills and instrumentation used in evaluation and treatment
  • Improve the general knowledge and skill of persons in the medical, educational and athletic community regarding the specific treatment/needs of individuals with mild TBI/ concussion 
  • Work with policy makers to improve the identification and care of concussed individuals.

If you are interested in scheduling a public lecture or learning more about orthopedic injuries or life threatening diseases in athletes, such as heat stroke, sudden cardiac death or head injury, please contact us.

When to go to the Emergency Department
Emergency Department referral is recommended for those who sustain a head injury and exhibit signs of neurological deterioration including:

  • Headaches that worsen
  • Looks very drowsy or can’t be awakened
  • Can’t recognize people or places
  • Neck pain
  • Seizures
  • Repeated vomiting

However, if the above signs or symptoms are not present, but you or your child are experiencing the following signs or symptoms, please call and ask for an appointment.  Until your appointment, it is recommended that the patient rest and not engage in any stimulating activity that makes the symptoms worse.

  • Headache or pressure in the head
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Fatigue
  • Mental fogginess
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Sadness or irritability
  • Sleep disruption