Nancy E. Rolnik, MD, CAQSM
Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine
St. Mary’s College Team Physician
Meet Dr. Rolnik
Dr. Nancy Rolnik is a sports medicine physician whose passion is helping her patients stay active for life which means more fun, better health, and happy patients. She understands the hard work and dedication it takes to excel in sports and fitness. Unfortunately Dr. Rolnik also knows both the physical and mental pain when injury hits and just doesn’t get better with standard treatments. “Not only do you miss doing the things you love but you miss the camaraderie too.” She truly understands what her patients are going through. Her injuries had always improved with standard treatments but in 2014 she developed tennis elbow that progressed to a tear but instead of surgery she opted for a regenerative medicine option to recover. She received a PRP or platelet rich plasma injection and in time she no longer suffered daily pain. She had helped many patients using PRP and it was great to experience the same recovery!
Dr. Rolnik has over 20 years of experience helping athletes and those living active lifestyles. She outlines a customized recovery strategy to get them back to sports or working out again without surgery. She takes an integrative and individualized approach to injury recovery. Her goal is to help her patients get back to living an active life as safely and quickly as possible. When regular treatments don’t help fully, Dr. Rolnik offers cutting-edge cellular regenerative injections to help provide a healing environment at the site of injury. Don’t give up hope!
Why Did She Start Remedy?
Dr. Rolnik has treated thousands of injured patients in the San Francisco Bay Area and wanted to provide a new kind of practice. When she opened Remedy Sports and Regenerative Medicine her mission was to create a medical practice with a warm environment, a place where her patients were not rushed in and out, and a place where treatment decisions were not controlled by what the insurance companies deemed valuable but by a collective agreement about what treatments would work best between Dr. Rolnik and her patient. At Remedy, Dr. Rolnik loves the freedom to provide top notch orthopedic treatments to active people of all ages and to pivot and make new therapy choices to maximize the benefits for her patients.
In order to heal, it’s important for the body to have the proper combination of nutrients, motion, and mechanics to recover. Dr. Rolnik listens carefully to identify the root cause of pain and customizes a treatment plan to resolve both acute and chronic pain. Her promotion of overall wellness and health gives you the tools you need to be your best.
Dr. Rolnik spent most of her school years in Chicago. She earned a BS in biochemistry from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and completed medical school at Northwestern University Medical School in 1999. She spent the next 4 years advancing her knowledge and skills during her advanced training in both family and sports medicine. Since completing her formal medical training Dr. Rolnik advances her knowledge about injury treatment by dedicating time to study evolving literature plus attends both sports focused and regenerative conferences to master the best options.
Dr. Rolnik has been a team physician for numerous schools since 2002 providing care for high school to Division I college athletes. Her expertise has developed over years of experience and study.. She has been using diagnostic ultrasound since 2010 and performs the majority of her injections using ultrasound guidance for precision, efficacy and reduced pain.
She attends hands-on workshops during her continuing education conferences to learn new techniques and skills to bring the newest treatments to her patients. She believes in ethical use of regenerative treatments and is part of the Orthobiologic Ethics Consortium.
Dr. Rolnik has volunteered in many medical tents of major endurance and sporting events such as the Summer X-games, the CaliforniaMan, and the Chicago marathon and triathlon. She also remains very active in her community teaching at community organizations such as Rotary or PTA throughout the year. She feels that education about the body, injury prevention, and overall health is important.
In her free time, Dr. Rolnik loves to spending time with her husband, daughter and son. She loves to explore the world and engage in active adventures such as scuba diving, skiing, mountain biking and hiking.