Stephen W. Etheredge, M.D.

Stephen W. Etheredge, M.D.

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STEPHEN W ETHEREDGE, M.D.

Dr Stephen Etheredge is a Sports Medicine Physician specializing in non-operative care of sports and musculoskeletal injuries.  In addition to focusing on all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, he is also recognized as a local specialist in management of sports concussions.  He treats both adult and pediatric patients in Baton Rouge at our Bluebonnet Clinic.  In addition to his care for our patients, he is the Medical Director & Head Team Physician for Louisiana State University Athletics. He is also the Team Physician for Parkview Baptist School, Baton Rouge Soccer Association, Traction Sports Performance and other local sports organizations.

Dr. Etheredge is also a Regenerative Medicine Specialist offering a variety of up-to-date Regenerative and Biologic Medicine Treatments, including Amniotic Stem Cell, A2M, Exosomes, Prolotherapy, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), to care for acute and chronic injuries. These treatments are used for a variety of conditions including tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, patella-femoral issues, arthritis, and other orthopaedic problems. For more detailed information on these treatments, please scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Patient Resources section.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science
    Major: Biology
    Minor: Chemistry

    Florida State University

  • Doctor of Medicine
    St. Matthews University of Medicine

Training:

  • Internship
    Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
    Tallahassee, FL

  • Residency
    TMH Family Medicine
    Tallahassee, FL

  • Fellowship
    Baton Rouge General Sport Medicine Fellowship

Professional Associations:

  • Team Physician, Louisiana State University Athletic Department, Parkview Baptist School, Baton Rouge Soccer Association

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine

  • Louisiana Medical Society

  • Baton Rouge General Sports Medicine Fellowship Faculty member

Community Activities:

  • Istrouma Baptists Sports Little League Coach

Awards & Honors:

  • Susan U. Wager Resident Teaching Award:
    for demonstrating interest, ability, leadership, and commitment to education 2012

  • Chief Resident, TMH Family Medicine Residency, 2011-2012

  • Residency Selection Committee: 2009-2010, Chairman 2010-2011,

  • Family Medicine Interest Group at Florida State College of Medicine:
    2010-2011, 2011-2012

  • President’s Award for Academic Excellence and Service St. Matthews University, White Coat Ceremony, 2005

  • AMSA Member, St. Matthews

 


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PATIENT RESOURCES: REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

Regenerative Medicine is a branch of medicine that creates and utilizes the living, functional tissues to repair or replace damaged or deficient structures in the body. It is a broad term that includes several different forms of treatments. The applications in musculoskeletal medicine are vast and include conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis, muscle strains, joint injuries, bursitis, planter fasciitis, and much more. They offer the benefit of minimally-invasive procedures with little-to-no downtime.

  • Amniotic Stem Cells Human tissue harvested from the amniotic membrane of healthy donors at the time of scheduled C-section. This tissue carries extremely strong regenerative and anti-inflammatory stem cells. Have been shown to aid in both rapid recovery and decrease pain.

  • A2M (Alpha-2-Macroglobulin) A protease inhibitor found naturally in the blood stream that is a powerful inhibitor of the catabolic process associated with wear and tear such as arthritis. The process uses your own blood with the latest technology in filtering to isolate and concentrate this effective molecule.

  • Exosomes Extracellular vesicles that are harvested from stem cells. These vesicles contain chemical messengers that can stop inflammation and upregulate healing. Used for their effectiveness in decreasing inflammation and promoting new cell growth/repair.

  • Prolotherapy Also known as Proliferation Therapy or Regenerative Injection Therapy, this is a treatment of tissue with the injection of an irritant solution (usually Dextrose) into damaged tissue. This helps to promote natural healing by stimulating your inherent healing cascades.

  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) A process in which a special centrifuge is used to separate your own blood into an injectable platelet layer. Similar to Prolotherapy, it stimulates healing, but it has the boost of your own natural platelets and growth factors that are important tools in the repair of damaged tissue.

PATIENT RESOURCES: SPORTS MEDICINE

Common Conditions and Injuries