Introducing Sarah Lehnert, M.D., C.A.Q. [Video]
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Introducing Sarah Lehnert, M.D., C.A.Q., a physician at Summit Orthopedics focusing on nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, sports medicine, and ultrasound guided injections.
Meet Sarah Lehnert, M.D., C.A.Q.
Dr. Lehnert’s education: After earning her undergraduate degree at the college of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, Dr. Lehnert completed medical school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her residency took place at Methodist Family Practice as part of the University’s program in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and later she trained in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise
From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
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My name is Sarah Lehnert, and I’m a sports medicine physician. So sports medicine physicians see a variety of patients – different ages, anything from six months to 102 years old. Sports can be any activity – so, anybody who’s looking to be more active. We do see a lot of athletes of all ages and try to get them back into their sport, whether it be a runner, a soccer player, football. But we also see nonoperative orthopedics. I feel like I have a lot of empathy for my patients. I had a back injury playing college basketball, which really limited me for a while, and so I understand that frustration with having injury and having a difficult time coming back. The worst thing you can ever tell an athlete – a runner, specifically – is, well, just stop running. So you have to work within, you know, what they have. We have to figure out a way for them to stay active until we can get them back into their sport. You know, one of my favorite things to do outside of work is to go fishing. I grew up on Mille Lacs Lake, and I think I could probably fish on a dock before I could walk. And I just love being around the water and doing water sports – water skiing, swimming, and fishing. I absolutely love what I do. I get to work with a lot of different individuals. Some are very active, some want to become active. And it’s just, it’s so much fun to see them in clinic. I chose a nonoperative field because I wanted my patients awake so that I could talk to them, get to know them. I think my ultimate favorite thing is when a patient refers a family member or a neighbor or a friend to me. It’s a huge honor to be in these people’s lives.
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