Dr. Thomas Balcom is a Sports Medicine Family Practitioner in San Diego, CA. As a Sports Medicine Family Practitioner, Dr. Balcom is trained to assess, diagnose, prevent, and treat sports injuries in patients of all ages, and refer those patients to further services if needed. Sports Medicine Family Practitioners must complete specialized training in order to help each patient maximize function and improve quality of life.
Education and Training
Univ of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 1993
Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family MedicineABFM- Sports Medicine
- Naval Hosp-Camp Pendleton, Family Practice
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