Peter Karagozian, MD
Dr. Peter Karagozian, specializes in nonsurgical orthopedics with an emphasis on fracture management, concussion management, and a variety of musculoskeletal and nerve related injuries and conditions. He grew up in Austin, and attended undergraduate and medical school in Houston and College Station respectively. He completed a family medicine residency here in Tyler, followed by a sports medicine fellowship in Fort Worth. Dr. Karagozian uses both ultrasound and fluoroscopy (X-ray) guidance for injections of multiple areas of the body. These imaging modalities, when indicated, allow him to provide safer procedural care for patients to help decrease their pain from neuropathies, tendinopathies, and arthritic joints with an overall goal to maximize each patient’s daily life. He is a part of a multidisciplinary group that includes physical therapy, athletic trainers, orthopedic surgery, neurology, pain management, and physical medicine and rehabilitation to help improve patient strength and conditioning as well as quality of life.
Dr. Karagozian’s patient care philosophy stems from his primary specialty training in family medicine. He is a family doctor at heart and still approaches problem solving situations from a holistic perspective. Evaluating patients as a person, not a specific problem, helps him better understand and appreciate how a particular injury or condition is affecting the patient’s physical and mental health as a whole. He enjoys interacting with patients and families, and aims to include them in creating a plan to target specific goals for activities of daily life and quality of life overall. He has found throughout his training that motivated patients who work with the doctor in forming a solution are more likely to benefit and stick to a treatment plan than if just following a doctor’s recommendations. Dr. Karagozian feels very blessed and privileged to be in a position to help care for patients of all ages and backgrounds within primary care sports medicine.
Education & Certifications
Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine, Round Rock, Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Tyler, Texas
John Peter Smith Health Network Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Arlington, Texas
Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) American Medical Association (AMA) American College of Physicians (ACP) American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) Texas Medical Association (TMA)