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Physician Q&A With Dr. Kelly Scollon-Grieve

Dr. Scollon-Grieve is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Havertown. She has presented research at multiple national conferences and authored a chapter in a textbook in rehabilitation medicine entitled "Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders."

Dr. Scollon-Grieve was one of PAMED's Top Physicians Under 40 in 2017. PAMED caught up with Dr. Scollon-Grieve for this Q&A:

Q: Why did you become a physician?

A: I became a physician because I was always interested in the human body as a child and through my years of ballet training and suffering several orthopedic injuries, I realized my passion for understanding more about the body and musculoskeletal system. 
I was inspired to go into medicine by my orthopedic doctor. My goal is to help young athletes, weekend warriors and the aging population to achieve their highest level of function and to stay healthy and active.

Q: What inspires you in your practice?

A: I am inspired by my patients and their determination to improve their function on a daily basis.  Some patients are so grateful for just a small amount of pain relief so that they can perform their daily activities, while others work extremely hard to come back from a devastating injury to return to the highest level of their sport as possible.

I am constantly inspired by the work of my colleagues to make advancements in orthopedic and sports medicine treatments to help patients achieve their goals and to prevent future orthopedic issues.

Q: What are the biggest challenges of being a young physician?
A: Patients often feel that I do not have enough experience, since I do not have gray hair or wrinkles!  However, I feel I have a lot to offer, since I am up to date on the most advance treatments, technology and techniques.

Q: What do you do to achieve work/life balance?

A: I have three small children and a very supportive husband, so finding free time and a good balance can be very difficult. I try to make the most of my time away from work and spend as much time with my family as I can.

I try to arrange my work schedule, so I am more available for important activities for my children and I also strive to provide more convenient appointment times to my patients who are in school or working full-time.

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