Murtaza Batla, MD, CAQSM, grew up playing a variety of sports and had his fair share of mishaps. Self-treating many of his childhood injuries paved the way for him to learn how to do so properly and help others as well.
Today as a physician specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Batla finds his greatest fulfillment in helping his patients return to their desired level of activity and remains in awe of his patients’ courage along the way. “Whether they are weekend warriors, elite athletes, or grandparents keeping up with grandkids, the joy patients express in recovery is universal,” he says.
Dr. Batla earned his medical degree from Baqai Medical University in Pakistan. He completed his internship and residency programs at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Michigan and fellowship training in primary care sports medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Batla speaks English, Urdu and Hindi. He enjoys traveling with his wife and sampling different cuisines. He also enjoys serving his community, whether by volunteering at sporting events, helping feed the houseless or providing disaster recovery relief.
Baqai Medical College University of Karachi 2003
St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital 2011
University of Missouri Kansas City 2012
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
Provider was great. Seen for an injury and felt like he listened and gave good information about my injury. Probably will be only time I needed to see him, but would definitely recommend provider and staff!Providence Patient
Positive experience.Providence Patient
My provider was down to earth and knowledgeable. Will visit again.Providence Patient
great experienceProvidence Patient
Very Pleased with the office visit and the staff!!Providence Patient
Care was good, professional and informative. Options were given. A good visit.Providence Patient
Dr Batla is an outstanding Physician. He listens and keeps you informed. I so appreciated his care which started with a [...].Providence Patient
the provider and his med-aide/RN as well as the resident with him were professional, curteous, listed well, and were respectful in their communication even though it is difficult to prescribe medications for me because I'm very sensitive to medications and have several allergies. I would return to this provider for my sports medicine needs as well as recommend him and his team to others. Overall, I was very pleased with the experience.Providence Patient
Dr. Batla was very knowledgeable in advising me on my injury. He respected my concerns & was clear in his prognosis. He was thoughtful.Providence Patient
Great bedside manner, Dr. Batla spent a generous amount of time with me & was very knowledgeable on our topic.Providence Patient
No bad experiences.Providence Patient
Not enough detail on treatment options, risks, precautions, post-treatment instruction.Providence Patient
This doctor is awesome.Providence Patient
Dr. Batla was very professional and helpful.Providence Patient
It was a very good visit, the doctor answered questions about things other than what the visit was scheduled for.Providence Patient
I liked Doctor Batla a lot. He was very kind and took all the time I needed. The fact that I don't understand everything about my condition is not his fault.Providence Patient
I came in to Immediate Care and it was a busy morning. During the consultation, it was determine that I needed to be examined by a Sport Medicine MD. I'm glad Dr. Batla was the doctor on duty. He listened to my description of pain, movement of pain, history of possible causes, and what I've done to ease the pain. I like the way he explained what I needed to do to heal because it was easy to understand. Dr. Batla is an excellent doctor!!!Providence Patient
Dr Barta was knowledgeable, kind, respectful and allowed me to feel confident about the steps I needed to take to solve my injury. I would definitely ask for him again if faced with a similar situation and recommend him to family and friends.Providence Patient
Dr. Batla got me into an MRI with ASAP request based on X-ray of my hip. He explained concern for possible cancer diagnosis. [...] He expedited everything quickly with my primary care dr. & suggested hematology review even prior to MRI. I sincerely appreciate his immediate referrals on my behalf. [...] I am grateful for him. [...]Providence Patient
I was surprised I was not asked to complete any paperwork re: medical history and I did not feel as though this provider took my concerns seriously.Providence Patient
Most respectful. Very attentive.Providence Patient
Everyone was super attentive and polite. They got me in and out.Providence Patient
I received thorough, professional and compassionate care.Providence Patient
I really appreciated that Dr. Batla squeezed me in to fit my busy schedule as a working mother of three.Providence Patient