Pete Althausen, MD
June 20, 2017

Naomi Albertson, MD, is Board Certified in Family Medicine and specializes in Sports Medicine. She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts and completed her internship in family medicine at Loma Linda University Hospital in California. She completed her family medicine residency  and fellowship in Sports medicine at San Jose Medical Center/Stanford University.

At the Reno Orthopedic Clinic, Dr. Albertson is part of the sports team; she treats emergent and non-emergent injuries, overuse injuries, sport related nutritional problems, concussion management, bone health and works to develop safe and effective personalized exercise programs to improve athletic performance or to return to normal function following injury or surgery.

Dr. Albertson is a certified ImPACT© (Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) counselor and works closely with athletes who have suffered a sports related concussion.

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Additionally, Dr. Albertson is passionate about musculoskeletal performance, maximizing strength and minimizing injury.  She completed certification from the International Society of Clinical Densitometry and has developed the first bone health supplement of its kind to address both bone health and muscle strength. To learn more about the science and the product go to

Dr. Albertson is also fluent in Spanish. Since completing her training, Dr. Albertson has practiced medicine in private practice in California’s Bay Area, rural Idaho and Jackson, Wyoming. She began practicing at the Reno Orthopedic Clinic in 2013.

Naomi albertson, MD

Specialties: Sports Medicine, Emergent & Non-Emergent Injuries, Overuse Injuries, & Concussion Management

Fellowship: Sports Medicine—Stanford University

Residency: San Jose Medical Center

Internship:  Loma Linda University

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Albertson was great

Dr. Albertson was great. She thoroughly explained risk vs benefit of a procedure and included me in all aspects. She warned me that it might be a little painful and there was no pain. The clinic was busy but she gave her full attention and gave all the time for the visit and then some. She is kind, empathetic and an excellent clinician. Good for ROC for finding her!

Highly recommended, glowing reputation

Dr. Albertson was AMAZING!! She came highly recommended and lived up to her glowing reputation. We appreciated her knowledge, her personal care and concern and her recommendations for treatment. She was thorough and explained everything in a way my daughter and I understood. We would highly recommend Dr. Albertson to our friends and family.

A breath of fresh air

Dr. Albertson was a breath of fresh air considering I have had some medical care below par lately. I appreciate her attentiveness, honesty and bedside manner! She definintely is an asset to the ROC! I will refer people to her from now on.

Very helpful

Dr. Albertson and her staff are the best, very helpful and they really look out for you.

Expertly done and absolutely painless

This was for a knee problem, gone rogue and osteoarthritic with age and maybe a series of other problems. First appointment for me with ROC. Dr. Albertson was impressive with her assessment and getting very precisely to where the pain was. By the time we got around to talking about a steroid shot it was clear to me that she had a big depth of experience. When I asked, she mentioned that she had done about 15 of them that day already. This was my first knee shot so I didn’t know what to expect but it was expertly done and absolutely painless. But she also emphasized that the shot was not a cure-all and that the knee multiplier was about 6x and that I needed to lose weight (which I already knew) and to do the prior physical therapy exercises even though they had not helped much at the time and to up my protein intake. She had reviewed the prior X-rays from Renown before the appointment. The next day the pain is gone. Yesterday was my 86th birthday so I got a nice present. Just for the record, I was on the governing board of Feather River hospital in Paradise CA for 18 years. I have seen good healthcare and not so good. This falls in the GOOD column.

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The Center for Sports Medicine

The Reno Orthopedic Clinic Sports Medicine Team is dedicated to safety in sports. Whether the activity is recreational, or competitive, we utilize the most up to date, evidence-based approach to keep you in or return you to your active lifestyle. We are the most diverse orthopedic rehabilitation team in the Reno-Tahoe region including orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports nutritionists. As part of our Sports Medicine Program we provide multiple programming choices to ensure the Reno-Tahoe area community has the best sports medicine and sport performance programs available.