Patricia Lutfy, MD
She received her medical degree from St George’s University in Grenada, West Indies in 2008. She completed her internship in Family Medicine at Southside Hospital in Bayshore, NY in 2011 and her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota in Jan 2015. Prior to entering medical school, Dr Lutfy attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1995. She was honored with the prestigious Clinic Excellence Award.
Her training enabled her to gain extensive experience in Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine as well many neuromusculoskeletal disorders. While working with patients in both clinical and hospital rehabilitative settings, she has managed patients with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, stroke, amputation, cancer and various disorders including MS, ALS, Parkinson’s Disease and children with Cerebral Palsy. She is trained in joint and trigger point injections and Botox injections for Chronic Migraine, spasticity and cervical dystonia.
In addition, she holds degrees in Massage Therapy and has achieved certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. She practiced for seven years in a private fitness center in Los Angeles where her focus was mostly on sports and other post traumatic injuries. She provided joint and soft tissue manipulative therapies, rehabilitative exercise instruction and fitness/ sports conditioning.
Dr Lutfy is a competitive athlete who is very passionate about promoting active lifestyles in all ages and populations. She has dedicated her time to coach the Special Olympics Tennis Team and AYSO Girls Soccer League. She has also gained invaluable experience volunteering as a massage therapist for the San Diego Hospice and Institute for Palliative Care. Dr Lutfy hopes to combine her many years of experience and education in neuromusculoskeletal and sports medicine to provide the most comprehensive, Holistic care possible for her patients.