ABOUT

Our goal at Step Up Sports Medicine is to provide you with efficient and complete care that will allow you to return to the activities that you love.

ABOUT

Our goal at Step Up Sports Medicine is to provide you with efficient and complete care that will allow you to return to the activities that you love.

Primary care sports medicine physicians are trained to approach and treat musculoskeletal problems from a different perspective than surgical specialists. Their training is rooted in understanding patients as a whole instead of just their presenting musculoskeletal problems which allows them to identify effective non- operative solutions before the need for surgical interventions. Increasing access to primary care sports medicine physicians helps keep healthcare costs low and also allows patients achieve desired results without the need for unnecessary surgeries.

Meet Dr. Sai

I moved to the US from India as a 21 year old to pursue a graduate degree in Computer Science from Clemson University. I then moved to the DFW area in 2004 and have been here since! I initially worked as a software engineer and about 3 years into my career, I got injured while playing Cricket (a game I love) and underwent surgery and rehabilitation. That was when I realized a career in medicine and the ability to help others would give me the personal satisfaction that I was seeking in my professional life. After 4 years of juggling a full time job and pre-med class work, I was beyond ecstatic when I got into the hometown medical school at UT Southwestern. 

While taking care of active individuals was always at the back of my mind, specializing in family medicine and having a chance to take care of almost any problem that walks into the office piqued my interest. I matched into residency in family medicine at JPS in Fort Worth and stayed there for additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine. My training and work experience have allowed me to understand the latest advances in the management of common and rare musculoskeletal conditions. It has also given me the ability to quickly identify which issues can be treated conservatively using non-operative techniques and those that will need surgical interventions.

My goal is to listen to you and provide you with all options for your musculoskeletal needs. Not every person is a candidate for surgery, and I see plenty of patients who do not prefer surgery even if they are a good candidate. You can be assured that I will always have an honest conversation and provide you with the best options to getting back to a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Cricket has played a big part in my life and is also a reason why I am in Medicine. I have continued to stay connected with the game and work with cricketers in the area. In addition to my work as a sports medicine physician, I also volunteer my time about twice a month at Julia’s Center. It is a clinic in Plano that provides free primary care for the indigent and uninsured population of Collin County. Working at Julia’s Center allows me to give back to the community and provide medical services to people in need of healthcare. When not working, I enjoy spending time at home with my wife and cat “Queso” in the beautiful Woodlake Estates neighborhood in Flower Mound.

My work in a private orthopedic surgery practice in the Dallas – Fort Worth area helped to hone my skills as a physician, learning the latest advances in the management of common and rare musculoskeletal conditions. Aquiring invaluable knowledge about issues that can be treated conservatively using non-operative techniques and those that will need surgical referrals.

Client Testimonials

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Arun Samayam
Arun Samayam
2023-12-22
Dr.Sai was very patient and took time to understand my medical issue by carefully examining the problem areas. Once he understood the issue, he made me do few movements to confirm the exact problem we need to address. He also recommended few places to improve my sport fitness and curated a rehabilitation plan. I have a follow up in a few weeks to share progress and I am highly confident that my issue will be resolved with his guidance. I liked his facility as well. Has a spacious waiting area with very caring and courteous front office and nurse practitioners. The medical rooms are spacious which allows you to move freely when certain movements are asked to perform to identify the medical problem. I highly recommend Dr.Sai and his facility here in Flower Mound.
Amy B
Amy B
2023-12-18
I can't praise Dr. Sai enough!!! He spent time helping me understand my situation with empathy and kindness. He understood my frustration of the recurring condition. My experience with the injection, for tennis elbow was excellent. He was patient and talked me through each step. Definitely a great experience being treated with kindness and care!!
Anjan Medicherla
Anjan Medicherla
2023-12-01
Dr. Sai even before seeing the x-ray was able to identify there is a problem and after seeing the x-ray confirmed the issue. My wife had a hairline fracture on her foot, Dr. Sai took time to examine and explain the problem and what needs to be done. I highly recommend Dr. Sai.
Bay Area Piano
Bay Area Piano
2023-10-24
Dr. Sai took time to examine and answer my questions. He was very knowledgeable and informative. I highly recommend Dr. Sai who cares about patients.