Dr. Doré E. Robinson, D.O. — Sports Medicine Specialist
Dr. Doré E. Robinson is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, fellowship-trained in sports medicine. She is also Board Certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine, and as such is specially trained in musculoskeletal and manipulative medicine. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, Dr. Robinson was an elite track and field athlete at both the University of Notre Dame and the University of Florida.
Dr. Robinson is originally from Aurora, IL, and comes from a family of physicians. Her father is a Head and Neck surgeon, grandfather was a General Surgeon, and uncle is an Ophthalmologist. Coming from this background, she made the decision at an early age to pursue a career in medicine. During high school, she excelled at track and field, specializing in the discus throw and shot put. As a junior, she broke the IHSA girls AA state record in the Discus, which stood for 11 years. That year she also broke the USA Track and Field intermediate girls national discus record, which still stands today. During her senior year of high school, however, Dr. Robinson faced a major challenge when she tore her ACL while skiing. After surgical reconstruction, she was able to come back the same season to defend her state title. It was this experience that influenced her passion for sports medicine.
After High School, Dr. Robinson earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of Notre Dame where she broke 4 school records in the discus, shot put, 20 lb weight throw, and hammer throw, and still holds the monogram track record for the hammer throw. She achieved All Big East Conference honors each year, as well as being named a Notre Dame Scholar. Dr. Robinson earned a double major in Pre-medical and Italian. After graduation, Dr. Robinson competed for the University of Florida with her final year of eligibility while earning a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. While at Florida, Dr. Robinson was one of the top throwers, earning all SEC honors and qualifying for both USATF National Championships and NCAA Division I National Championships in the discus, shot put, and hammer, with a best finish of 11th place in the discus.
After her collegiate athletic career, Dr. Robinson focused her efforts on a career in medicine and graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Robinson then completed a Residency in Family Medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center, where she earned the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident teacher award. This was followed by a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in California. During her fellowship, Dr. Robinson served as a team physician for the University of California Riverside, the University of La Verne, and Los Osos High School. During this time, Dr. Robinson provided medical coverage for many athletic events including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, cycling, rodeo, marathons, triathlon, mud run, and was the sole event physician for the 2012 NCAA Division III Track and Field National Championships held in Claremont, CA.
Dr. Robinson has presented at national conferences including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians annual meetings, in addition to being a published author in the Osteopathic Family Physician. She is also an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and the American Medical Association.
Philosophy of Care
“My philosophy of care is to treat each patient as a whole, rather than just treating a symptom. My goal is to help augment the body’s ability to heal itself, and to identify and modify any factors which may predispose to injury. As a former athlete, I am familiar with the unique demands that athletics may place on an individual, and treat injuries with empathy and compassion. I believe the best treatment strategies involve a multidisciplinary approach centered around the patient.”
- Fellowship: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center | Fontana, CA | Sports Medicine Fellowship ’12
- Residency: Advocate Christ Medical Center | Oak Lawn, IL | Family Medicine ’11
- Medical: Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine | Downers Grove, IL | D.O. ’08
- Masters: University of Florida | Gainesville, FL | MSESS, Clinical Exercise Physiology ’03
- Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, IN | B.A., Pre-Professional Studies & Italian ’02
- Anatomical: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Spine, Shoulder
- Treatment: Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Fractures
- Age Groups: Adult, Teen, Pediatrics
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
- American Osteopathic Association
- American Medical Association