Natalie Suedekum, MD, CAQ
Dr. Suedekum (Witte) was born near St. Louis, Missouri where she graduated as valedictorian and scholar athlete from West County High School. She proceeded straight from high school into a combined BA/MD program at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She served as president of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians, and was chosen as one of the three medical students in the U.S. to lobby in Washington D.C. for family medicine.
Following medical school, Dr. Suedekum completed three years of specialty training in Family Medicine at Barberton Citizen’s Hospital in Barberton, Ohio where she served as Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Suedekum completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. During this year, she provided medical coverage for high school and collegiate sports teams, the Barons minor league hockey, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Browns. She published original research with “Effects of fatigue and gender on lower limb biomechanics during a jump-landing task: Implications for non-contact ACL injury” and article “Iron and the Athlete”. Dr. Suedekum continues to provide medical care to athletes of all ages.
Dr. Suedekum enjoys full spectrum Family Medicine, and she has a strong interest and specialized training in sports medicine, women’s health and childhood development. Treatment of sports medicine includes injury treatment (sprains, stains, fracture care, stress fracture and concussion), injury prevention, and maximizing athletic performance with nutritional optimization.
Dr. Suedekum enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, and two awesome dogs – a labradoodle and a ridgeback. She enjoys many sports, whether participating, on the sidelines or in the stands. She spends her free time running, cycling and training for various events throughout the year, and is very passionate about keeping patients active at all ages.