Marc A Childress, MD

Education and Training

  • Fellowship-Primary Care Sports Medicine, NCC/USU, Bethesda, MD
  • Residency-Family Medicine, St. Louis University/Scott AFB, Belleville, IL
  • MD—Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD


  • Injury prevention and management
  • Arthritis Care
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (Diagnostic, Injection Guidance)
  • Preventive Medicine

Professional Experience and Service

  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  • Registered Musculoskeletal Ultrasonographer
  • Former Air Force Teaching Physician
  • High School Team Physician

Selected Publications

  • Ledford CJ, Childress MA, Ledford CC, Mundy HD. The practice of prescribing: discovering differences in what we tell patients about prescription medications. Patient EducCouns. 2014 Feb
  • Childress MA, Beutler A. Management of chronic tendon injuries. Am Fam Physician. 2013 Apr
  • Childress M, O'Connor F. "Exertional Collapse in the Runner: Evaluation and Management in Fieldside and Office-Based Settings", Clinics in Sports Medicine, July 2010.
  • O'Connor F, Levine B, Childress M, "Practical Management: A Systematic Approach to the Evaluation of Exercise-Related Syncope in Athletes", Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Sept 2009
  • Seidenberg P, Childress M, "Diagnosing and Managing Hip Pain in Athletes", The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, May 2005

Patient-Centered Medical Home

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