Sports Medicine Doctor in Chesapeake, VA
A Virginia native, Fred Bagares, DO, FAAPMR, earned his undergraduate degree from George Mason University and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Bagares completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Northwestern University’s Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He then completed a fellowship in sports and spine medicine to broaden his understanding of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Bagares is board certified in rehabilitation medicine and sports medicine through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Bagares specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal conditions including concussions, overuse injuries, spinal pain, work or sports related injuries, as well as other disorders of the upper and lower extremities. As a spine and sports medicine doctor in Chesapeake, VA, he provides several nonoperative services including EMG/nerve conduction studies, musculoskeletal ultrasound, interventional spine injections, biomechanical assessment, disability/impairment assessment, among others. His medical interests include sports and overuse related injuries, regenerative injection therapy (prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma), ultrasound guided injections, and telemedicine.
The field of PM&R, formally known as physiatry, is the only medical specialty that focuses on how orthopedic, neurologic, and other medical conditions affect movement and quality of life. As a physiatrist, Dr. Bagares believes in a multidisciplinary approach to identify the patient’s goals and create the most appropriate rehabilitation program. Dedicated to improving quality of life and restoring function, Dr. Bagares works to understand all factors affecting a patient’s musculoskeletal health. He strongly believes healthcare should be accessible, affordable, and rooted in identifying opportunities to make positive life changes.
He contributes to the field of physiatry as an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He also currently serves as community faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School teaching medical students and residents. He is a recipient of several awards including the Scholl Recognition Award for Rehabilitation Research (2011) and the William Randolph Hearst Resident Award. He was voted as a Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine (2020) and Portland Monthly Magazine (2015, 2016).
In his spare time, he enjoys practicing jiu-jitsu, spending quality time with his family, and soaking up the rich culture of the Hampton Roads area. Dr. Bagares warmly welcomes new patients to contact the office to reserve an appointment.
Undergraduate: George Mason University
Medical Degree: Midwestern University / Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Northwestern University
Fellowship: Sports and Spine Medicine
Board Certified: Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine
HONORS & AWARDS
2020 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2016 Portland Monthly Magazine "Top Doctor"
2015 Portland Monthly Magazine "Top Doctor"
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine