Dr. Rathna Nuti on The Call Room with Dr. Robert BerryWelcome to today’s episode of The Call Room! Today on the podcast, we have with us Dr. Rathna Nuti, MD, FAAFP, the newest member of the SPORT Orthopedic and Rehabilitation team. Dr. Rathna Nuti is a Primary Care Sports Medicine specialist who is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. After graduating from Plano East Senior High School, Rathna was accepted into Austin College where she pursued a double major in Biochemistry and Psychology, and was granted admission into the early acceptance program for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – School of Medicine in Lubbock.

Rathna returned to Dallas to train in Family and Community Medicine residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital. During residency, she intensified her interest in Sports Medicine by involving in various sports coverages ranging from World Olympic Gymnastics Academy meets to NHL Dallas Stars. Rathna was honored with a Resident Scholarship by American Medical Society of Sports Medicine as well as Departmental Distinction in Sports Medicine from UTSW.

Dr. Rathna’s experience in both the medical and the sports worlds has given her a unique perspective in helping patients, and particularly women dealing with the Female Athletic Triad. While this particular problem affects only women, this episode has a lot of useful information for all of our listeners. If there is a woman in your life suffering from some of these symptoms, be sure to point them to this episode to help them live their best lives and pursue their dreams to the fullest.

Listen in to today’s episode to learn about the Female Athletic Triad, how it affects women and where it comes from, and what can be done to prevent this from affecting people’s lives.

“If you’re experiencing pain and you’re not recovering, that’s probably a good time to seek help.” – Dr. Rathna Nuti

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Show Notes:

  • What Rathna specializes in and how she got into that field
  • What the female athletic triad is
  • The common symptoms that occur from this trifecta
  • The work and tests Rathna orders to get a clear picture of her patients that potentially suffer from the Triad
  • How vitamin D relates to bone health
  • What Rathna can learn from her patient’s diet
  • How bone development changes over the years for women
  • Why you should be very careful in choosing and taking supplements
  • The role medication plays in treating the athletic triad
  • When a patient should go and see a sports specialist
  • The sports and activities where the female athletic triad has shown up the most
“It’s frustrating for the athlete because every time they have these injuries, it’s more time away from what they love doing.” – Dr. Rathna Nuti

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“There’s a lot of ways to get vitamin D.” – Dr. Rathna Nuti