Dr. Etheredge is now accepting patients at our Baton Rouge Campus. Please contact us at (225) 924-2424 for availability.
STEPHEN W ETHEREDGE, M.D.
Dr Stephen Etheredge is a Sports Medicine Physician specializing in non-operative care of sports and musculoskeletal injuries. In addition to focusing on all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, he is also recognized as a local specialist in management of sports concussions. He treats both adult and pediatric patients in Baton Rouge at our Bluebonnet Clinic. In addition to his care for our patients, he is the Medical Director & Head Team Physician for Louisiana State University Athletics. He is also the Team Physician for Parkview Baptist School, Baton Rouge Soccer Association, Traction Sports Performance and other local sports organizations.
Dr. Etheredge is also a Regenerative Medicine Specialist offering a variety of up-to-date Regenerative and Biologic Medicine Treatments, including Amniotic Stem Cell, A2M, Exosomes, Prolotherapy, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), to care for acute and chronic injuries. These treatments are used for a variety of conditions including tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, patella-femoral issues, arthritis, and other orthopaedic problems. For more detailed information on these treatments, please scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Patient Resources section.
Bachelor of Science
Florida State University
Doctor of Medicine
St. Matthews University of Medicine
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
TMH Family Medicine
Baton Rouge General Sport Medicine Fellowship
Team Physician, Louisiana State University Athletic Department, Parkview Baptist School, Baton Rouge Soccer Association
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
Louisiana Medical Society
Baton Rouge General Sports Medicine Fellowship Faculty member
Istrouma Baptists Sports Little League Coach
Awards & Honors:
Susan U. Wager Resident Teaching Award:
for demonstrating interest, ability, leadership, and commitment to education 2012
Chief Resident, TMH Family Medicine Residency, 2011-2012
Residency Selection Committee: 2009-2010, Chairman 2010-2011,
Family Medicine Interest Group at Florida State College of Medicine:
President’s Award for Academic Excellence and Service St. Matthews University, White Coat Ceremony, 2005
AMSA Member, St. Matthews
PATIENT RESOURCES: REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Regenerative Medicine is a branch of medicine that creates and utilizes the living, functional tissues to repair or replace damaged or deficient structures in the body. It is a broad term that includes several different forms of treatments. The applications in musculoskeletal medicine are vast and include conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis, muscle strains, joint injuries, bursitis, planter fasciitis, and much more. They offer the benefit of minimally-invasive procedures with little-to-no downtime.
Amniotic Stem Cells Human tissue harvested from the amniotic membrane of healthy donors at the time of scheduled C-section. This tissue carries extremely strong regenerative and anti-inflammatory stem cells. Have been shown to aid in both rapid recovery and decrease pain.
A2M (Alpha-2-Macroglobulin) A protease inhibitor found naturally in the blood stream that is a powerful inhibitor of the catabolic process associated with wear and tear such as arthritis. The process uses your own blood with the latest technology in filtering to isolate and concentrate this effective molecule.
Exosomes Extracellular vesicles that are harvested from stem cells. These vesicles contain chemical messengers that can stop inflammation and upregulate healing. Used for their effectiveness in decreasing inflammation and promoting new cell growth/repair.
Prolotherapy Also known as Proliferation Therapy or Regenerative Injection Therapy, this is a treatment of tissue with the injection of an irritant solution (usually Dextrose) into damaged tissue. This helps to promote natural healing by stimulating your inherent healing cascades.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) A process in which a special centrifuge is used to separate your own blood into an injectable platelet layer. Similar to Prolotherapy, it stimulates healing, but it has the boost of your own natural platelets and growth factors that are important tools in the repair of damaged tissue.
PATIENT RESOURCES: SPORTS MEDICINE
Common Conditions and Injuries