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Faisal A. Al-Alim, MD

Sports Medicine

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Specialties
Sports Medicine
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Sports Medicine
Languages spoken
English, Arabic

Dr. Al-Alim's Locations

less than  km
from 
Breast Health Services at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg

2597 Schoenersville Road
Suite 100
Bethlehem, PA 18017-7317
United States

LVPG Orthopedics And Sports Medicine–Palmer Township

3701 Corriere Road
Suite 15
Palmer Township, PA 18045-7991
United States

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About Dr. Al-Alim

Philosophy of care

My philosophy is to not only treat my patients, but to guide them to help themselves. I also strive to treat each individual with the same dignity and respect as I would treat my own family.

Why I entered medicine

I have always had a passion for medicine, and I enjoy the opportunity to have relationships with my patients within the community. I find medicine to be both rewarding and challenging, as every day is different and every individual has specific needs. Through medicine I can help heal the body and the mind not only with medication, but with education and awareness. I entered medicine to know that at the end of the day, I have hopefully made a difference in someone's life and well-being. I chose sports medicine as a specialty because I understand the importance of fitness in a person's overall health. I feel I can relate to active individuals because I myself was a college athlete and continue to maintain my health through exercise. Since almost 90 percent of sports injuries do not require surgical intervention, I wanted to have a career that would allow me to give my patients a variety of treatment options.

Community involvement

I work with students and athletes at Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College.

Personal interests

My personal interests include spending time with my family and playing outside with my kids. I make exercise a priority through weight training and soccer leagues. I enjoy traveling and learning different cultures.

Education

Undergraduate
Carleton University, BS - Biochemistry, 2003

Medical Training
Ross University School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2008

Training

Residency 2010
Family Medicine, Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, PA

Residency 2011
Family Medicine, Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, PA

Residency 2012
Family Medicine, Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, PA

Fellowship 2013
Sports Medicine, Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, PA

Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine - Sports Medicine

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