Natalie Suedekum, MD
Dr. Suedekum 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 fatighue 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, she has a strong interest and specialized training in sports medicine, women’s health and childhood development. Treatment of sports medicine include injury treatment (sprains, strains, fracture care, stress fracture and concussion) and injury prevention, maximizing athletic performance with nutritional optimization.
Dr. Suedekum enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boyfriend and awesome labradoodle. She enjoys sports of all kind, whether participating in or on the sidelines or stands. She spends her free time running, cycling and training for various events throughout the year. She is very passionate about keeping patients active at all ages.