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Naomi Albertson, MD

Sports Medicine Physician

From her earliest years, Naomi Albertson, MD, has been fascinated with sports. Her own journey from youth activity through NCAA collegiate competition as a gymnast and tennis player led to her fascination of biomechanics, orthopedics, and athletic performance.   She has been intrigued by the advances over the last two decades in sport performance and nutrition which is what led to her exploration of non-surgical treatments of musculoskeletal injuries and a career in sports medicine.

Dr. Albertson’s background includes more than 20 years of clinical experience evaluating and treating musculoskeletal pain and injury in children to seniors.  She exemplifies passion for collegiality, collaboration, and treating patients as individuals with unique goals. With her extensive knowledge of bones and muscles, and experience in injury, recovery, and performance, Dr. Albertson works with her patients in a spirit of compassion and openness to help them understand their options and choose the most effective treatment plans available.  Additionally, when appropriate, she offers personalized exercise and nutritional programs to restore normal function and improve performance. 

Dr. Albertson earned her medical degree (M.D.) from Tufts University, completed her internship in family medicine at Loma Linda University Hospital, followed by a residency at San Jose Medical Center and fellowship in Sports Medicine at Stanford University. She is board certified by the American Academy of Family Medicine and speaks fluent Spanish. 

When she’s not treating patients or giving back to the community (and beyond) through teaching and public speaking, she makes plenty of time for skiing, hiking, swimming, and other outdoor exercise in the beautiful natural environment around Reno, often accompanied by her husband, two children and dogs.

Dr. Albertson Specialties

Sports Medicine, with a focus on evaluating and treating musculoskeletal pain and injury, abnormal bone quality (osteopenia and osteoporosis), and nutritional guidance for injury recovery and performance maximization.

  • Sports Medicine 
    • Non-surgical joint injuries
    • Overuse injuries
    • Sport related concussion management
    • Nutritional support for injury, recovery, and performance maximization 
    • Splints, exercise, and other support
  • Ultrasound Guided Joint Injections including: shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, ankles and feet
  • Musculoskeletal care – sprains, strains, tendonitis, cartilage injuries, ligament injuries, arthritis
  • Bone and joint health
  • Treatment of arthritis
  • Emergent and non-emergent injuries
  • Abnormal bone quality (osteopenia and osteoporosis)

Dr. Albertson is available for appointments at these office Locations:

Reno, NV

Sierra Neurosurgery Group
5590 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89511

Sparks, NV

5070 Ion Drive #200
Sparks, NV  89436

Dr. Albertson’s Curriculum

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Education

2002-2003

San Jose Medical Center/Stanford University, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

2000-2002

San Jose Medical Center/Stanford University, Resident in Family Practice, Board Certified

1999-2000

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Intern in Family Practice

1995-1999

Tufts University School of Medicine, MD

1989-1993

University of California at Davis, BS and BA

Professional Experience

2013 – 2022

Reno Orthopedic Clinic, Reno, NV

Sports medicine physician

2020 – 2021

Grand Rounds, Reno, NV

Telemedicine physician and medial liason

2013 – 2022

Dr. Ni’s OC2, owner/president

Owner and developer of Dr. Ni’s OC2 total frame support supplement 

2011 – 2013

Kaiser Permanente, San Mateo, Ca

Employed sports medicine and family medicine physician

2009 – 2011

Women’s Health Center and Family Care Clinic, Jackson, WY

Employed family physician in private practice group

Duties include daily outpatient clinic hours, telephone call coverage, infant care

2007 – 2008

Sports Medicine/Family Practice

Teton Valley Hospital and Surgery Center, Driggs, WY

Employed physician with duties including outpatient clinic and urgent care. Driggs, ID

2007 – 2008

Sports Medicine

Vitality Sports Medicine, LLC

Private practice – non-operative sports medicine in Wilson, WY

2003 – 2006

Marin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine  

Founding partner of a multi-specialty orthopedic group in San Rafael, Ca.  Evaluated and treated new and established patients, assessed and treated musculoskeletal trauma and referred to orthopedic partners for surgical care when appropriate. www.marinorthopedics.com

Certifications

Board Certified by the American Board of Family Physicians

Previously certified by imPACT for concussion management and by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry for bone density treatment

Licensed medical doctor in California and Nevada

Awards

2009

Kaiser Permanente GLOW award in recognition of outstanding care

2002

Resident Award, received in recognition of teaching in residency

San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program

1999

Mary Jo Nugent Award, received for outstanding contributions in breast cancer research

Tufts University School of Medicine

1999

Massachusetts Medical Society Award, received for founding a free medical clinic and organizing the first annual silent auction for “The Sharewood Project”

Organizations

American Association of Family Physicians

American Medical Society of Sports Medicine

Nevada Family Physicians

Research Experience

2002-2003

Independent Research

Dr. Doulas Blatz, Cupertino, CA. Retrospective analysis of recovery time in athletic versus non-athletic patients status post OATS procedure for the treatment of osteochondritis dessicans.

1996

Clinical Research Assistant

Dr. Erban, New England Medical Center, Dept. of Hematology and Oncology, Boston, MA.

Retrospective analysis of patients seen at NEMC between 1980 and 1996 for the diagnosis of breast cancer.

1992 – 1993

Biophysics Laboratory Assistant

University of California at Davis, Department of Applied Science, Davis, CA

1993

Independent Research

University of California at Davis, Division of Biological Sciences, Bodega Bay, CA

Extracurricular

2022 – present

Owner of Reno Sports Science, a company dedicated to using technology to advance sport performance

2020 – present

Medical advisory board member for MedFit Care

2016 – present

Associate Faculty University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

2020 – present

Speaker for “Vonlanthen’s Nutrition Athlete Summit”, an annual conference for sports and nutrition experts

2013 – present

Head Team physician for Reno Aces

2013 – 2022

Owner and president of Dr. Ni’s OC2, a supplement company created to support strength of bones and muscles with age

2011 – 2016

Medical Captain Western States Endurance Run

2007 – 2009

Moose Hockey, NHL minor hockey league, Jackson, WY

Head Team Physician

2007 – 2009

Grand Targhee Races, Driggs, WY

Head Team Physician

2007 – 2010

Grand Targhee Ski Resort Doctor patrol

2003 – 2007

Envirosports, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Head physician for multisport/triathlon medical coverage including Alcatraz Sharkfest, Alcatraz Triathlon, Napa Triathlon and others.

2003

United States Olympic Committee

Travelled with U.S. National Judo team to Hamburg, Germany to assist with medical coverage, and host physician for the international multi-sport “Titan Games” in San Jose, CA

Personal

Fluent in Spanish.

Interests include spending time with my family, gardening, skiing, hiking, paddling and travel.