Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Michael Koester at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Michael C. Koester, MD

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Specialties
Nonsurgical Pediatric Specialist, Sports Medicine Treatment of the Elbow, Hip, & Knee, Treatment of Pediatric Sports Concussions

"I believe in a team-oriented approach involving the patient, family, and therapists in devising the best plan of treatment for each individual. My ultimate goal is to restore my patients to the highest possible level of work, play, or sport by providing compassionate care with a commitment to excellence."

Education & Training

  • Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2004 – 2005
  • Residency: Pediatric, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1996 – 1999
  • Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV, Medical Doctorate, 1996
  • Undergraduate: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, Bachelor of Science, 1992

Credentials

  • Licensed by the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
  • Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Oregon Pediatric Society
  • Oregon School Activities Association, Medical Aspects of Sports Committee Chair
  • National Federation of State High School Associations, Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Chair

Hospital Staff Privileges

  • Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR
  • McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR
  • McKenzie Surgery Center, Eugene, OR
  • Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician since 2006

Hometown

  • Stanfield, OR

Favorite Activities

Natives of the Pacific Northwest, my wife and I are happy to be back in Oregon to raise our three children. In my spare time, I enjoy running and learning the Korean language and culture. Additionally, I direct the Slocum Sports Concussion Program.  

Concussions

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Concussions - What has changed for today's athlete?

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Rotator Cuff Injuries and Repair

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Sports Nutrition

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  • 55 Coburg Road
    Eugene, OR 97401
    United States

    • Main Line:
      (541) 485-8111
    • Appointments:
      (541) 743-4102
    • Toll-Free:
      (800) 866-7906
    • Billing Questions:
      (541) 868-0828
    • The Shop:
      (541) 868-3293
  • 3377 RiverBend Drive, 3rd Floor
    Springfield, OR 97477
    United States

    • Main Line:
      (541) 485-8111
    • Toll-Free:
      (800) 866-7906
    • Appointments:
      (541) 743-4102
    • Billing Questions:
      (541) 868-0828
    • General Fax:
      (541) 342-6379
    • FMLA/Disability Fax:
      (541) 342-6379
    • Referrals to Slocum:
      (541) 342-3534

Patient Testimonials

Both visits were met with great care and information.

He is a great doctor. Very informative. Very personable.

Dr. Koester has treated each of our children and we have seen over and over again his gentleness and expertise with them. He always figures out what is the problem and the best treatment to help them. When our daughter's injuries spiraled out of control last year with unusual consequences he knew exactly what she needed and went above and beyond to get her help. Other kids with the same issue have gone years misdiagnosed and consequently have gotten worse. Our daughter was diagnosed immediately by Dr. Koester. And when she became worse he knew how to get her the help she needed. We are grateful for all he has done for our family.

All of my family have seen Dr. Koester since he joined the practice when it was in Springfield. Dr. Koester knows and remembers us. He is sensitive, thoughtful and thorough, taking the necessary time to examine and explain. We all like him very much and respect his judgment.

Very personable. Explained everything and made sure we understood.