Tales from the Medical Tent - Rancho La Puerta
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Tales from the Medical Tent

Week of July 6, 2019

Tales from the Medical Tent

Dr. Waite shares humorous and harrowing medical tent stories from the world of outdoor adventure:  a 7-day, 150-mile trekking/running race across the desert in Egypt; mountains in Nepal Australian outback; glaciers of Antarctica and other extreme locations.  Includes many pictures of scenic, majestic sites.

Your Adventure Workshop:

Developing a training plan
For walking or running, road or trail, 5K to ultramarathon distances

Wilderness Volunteering
For those who don’t run but would love to participate in outdoor/wilderness events or those who want to “check out” an event before participating

Tips for active international/outdoor/wilderness travel
Practical tips on the most useful  (and most useless) items, tricks for easier navigation of US and international airports with trekking supplies/gear, medical and personal safety for remote and international travel


Dr. Brandee Waite is a sports medicine physician who strives to keep her patients active.  She has been a medical director for over 20 marathons and ultra-marathons over the past 15 years.  With a dynamic personality, Dr. Waite has a passion for educating her patients, other physicians and the public about relevant sports medicine topics.  She has served as a team physician for the U.S. national track and field program, the Sacramento Kings (NBA) as well as the Sacramento Ballet and now works with professional soccer and Division I NCAA teams.   Dr. Waite currently sees patients and teaches medical students and residents at the University of California Davis.  Her educational pedigree is impressive, having received her medical training at Stanford, UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins.  However, she credits her pre-medical years as a fitness instructor at Rancho La Puerta in the 1990’s with shaping the inclusion of sports and fitness into her medical practice.