Timothy J. Partridge, MD, CAQSM is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician. After earning his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Partridge completed his residency in Family Medicine through the University of Vermont. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, where he helped care for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions, among other local teams.
Dr. Partridge utilizes all aspects of his training, splitting his time between providing broad-spectrum primary care at Green Mountain Family Practice and taking care of central Vermont’s athletes at CVMC’s Orthopedic Center. Through his primary care practice, he enjoys caring for patients of all ages, from newborns on up. He prefers a collaborative approach with patients, where management decisions are mutually made, considering both the latest scientific evidence as well as the patient’s own priorities.
Dr. Partridge’s sports medicine training allows him to adeptly manage non-surgical orthopedic conditions, and to quickly facilitate surgical consultation when appropriate. He has a special focus on orthopedic procedures that help the body to heal itself. In certain situations, these are a viable alternative to surgery, such as percutaneous tendon fenestration, prolotherapy, and barbotage. In addition, he routinely uses ultrasound guidance for precision placement of targeted injections.
In addition to his work at CVMC, Dr. Partridge serves as medical director for Norwich University Health Services and the Norwich University athletic training program. He also serves as head team physician for all 20 of Norwich University’s varsity sports teams. In these roles, he provides medical oversight for the programs, hosts athletic training students in clinical settings, and provides regular didactics.
- Chair, CVMC’s Concussion Committee: Works to improve the education of both the healthcare community and general public in regards to concussion management, as well as improve outcomes across settings.
- Vermont Legislative Key Contact, AMSSM Practice & Policy Committee: Collaborates with other sports medicine physicians nationally to monitor legislation relevant to sports medicine
- Physician Advisor, Vermont Principals’ Association Sports Medicine Advisory Committee: Meets regularly to discuss issues relevant to scholastic athletics statewide.
- Certified Wilderness First Responder