David Googe, MD

Specializing in sports medicine and total joint replacement- knee, hip, shoulder, Mako Robotic Partial Knee, Mako Robotic Total Knee, Mako Robotic Hip.

Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, J. David Googe, MD grew up knowing he wanted to be a doctor. As a young, talented athlete, Googe was initially introduced to Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana as a patient. In the early1990’s, Googe was a Captain Shreve High School quarterback when he injured his knee and founding OSL partner, David Waddell, MD, performed an ACL reconstruction. Dealing with his sports related injuries and his love of medicine led him down a path to an orthopedic residency at The University of Oklahoma and dual fellowships in sports medicine and total joint reconstruction.

Dr. Googe is known for his empathetic and hands-on approach to patient care. Googe says, “Most sports related injuries /surgeries do not occur in young, high school athletes – most of them are really healthy and don’t get hurt. Most sports related injuries/ surgeries occur in middle aged people, like me who think they are in high school and spend a lot ofG time playing sports and not enough time stretching and getting ready to play sports. We see everything from shoulder dislocations and ACL reconstructions, that we also see in young athletes, but we also see arthritic changes that are preventing the aging population from continuing to participate.” Dr. Googe believes one of the advantages of treating patients in his community is being from the Ark-La-Tex and allowing for knowledge of the patients’ reference points… “why they think the things they do, why they don’t think the things they don’t.” He believes an open line of communication between patient and doctor is critical. Googe says, “If your bones are sticking out of your skin, I am happy to hear your thoughts, but you have to have surgery; otherwise, the rest of this is elective. So, it becomes a question of, how afraid of you are having a procedure versus how afraid of you of living without a procedure.”

Dr. Googe and his wife, Jennifer, met in college at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. They are the proud parents of five children ranging in age 5 years old to 19 years old. He serves as an elder in his church and is an avid tennis player. His proudest accomplishment is the relationships he has developed with local high school athletes and coaches – enthusiastically donating his time and resources to their health and achievement.

TRAINING

  • Sports medicine fellowship: Lake Tahoe Orthopedic Institute (Complex Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee)
  • Adult reconstruction fellowship: McBride Orthopedic Clinic and VA Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Primary and Revision Reconstruction of the Hip, Knee and Shoulder)
  • Associate Team Physician, United States Ski Team
  • Associate Team Physician, University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State University
  • Residency: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Medical School: LSU Health-Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Undergrad: Baylor University, Waco, Texas
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