About Peter MacArthur, MD
Dr. MacArthur is a board-certified and fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physician. With more than 10 years of experience, he has a special interest in the prevention and management of all musculoskeletal and athletic injuries, as well as the use of diagnostic ultrasound, therapeutic platelet-rich plasma, prolotherapy and ultrasound-guided procedures.
Dr. MacArthur currently serves as a consulting team physician for the Washington Nationals and as head team physician for the semi-pro ultimate frisbee team, the DC Breeze. Previously, Dr. MacArthur served as a team physician for the Washington Commanders for a period of five years and has provided medical care for D.C. United and the Potomac Nationals.
Dr. MacArthur became interested in sports medicine because of his own interest in sports and active living. His goal is to help his patients of all ages return to their desired activity level as quickly and safely as possible.
A native of the Washington, DC, metro area, Dr. MacArthur currently resides in Capitol Hill. In his spare time he enjoys running, biking, participating in recreational sports and spending time with his family. He has completed the Baltimore Marathon and numerous other races.
- Top Doctors, Washingtonian, 2018, 2020, 2021
- Top Doctor, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2018
- Top Doctor, Arlington Magazine, 2021
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Sports Medicine Physicians: Treating Sports Injuries as a Team. June 2019.
Cupping at the Olympics: Fishy Fad or a Therapy to Try? August 2016
Born to Swim: Does Michael Phelps’s Body Give Him A Competitive Advantage? August 2016
Late vs. Early Sports Specialization
In this episode of Inova’s “Ask the Doctor,” Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Peter MacArthur tackles the issue of early vs. late sports specialization and if it leads to overall successful performance and careers.
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Use of Supplements in Athletes
In this episode of Inova’s “Ask the Doctor,” Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Peter MacArthur weighs the potential benefits and motivations for using supplements vs. the risks. Listen to this podcast
Sports Nutrition and Hydration
In this episode of Inova’s “Ask the Doctor,” Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Peter MacArthur explains the principles of good nutrition for athletes and how nutritional needs change based on the intensity level of the activity. Listen to this podcast
Research and Publications
Medical Considerations for Excercise in Older Adults. January/March 2016
Medical EducationUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine 2011
Training Specialty: Family Medicine
6/1/2011 - 6/1/2014
Training Specialty: Sports Medicine
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015
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