LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2016) – A new partnership with Georgetown College Athletics will provide sports teams at Georgetown College with team physicians from the University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
The team physician’s first responsibility is the health and safety of each athlete they work with. They assess each athlete for previous injuries and review athlete’s medical histories for medications, hospitalizations surgeries and other information. The team physician also supports athletic trainers as they work with athletes to ensure they have injury free seasons or, if they have sustained an injury, receive proper care and are able to return to their sport at 100 percent.
UK Sports Medicine currently provides team physicians to four universities and colleges: UK Athletics, Kentucky State College, Eastern Kentucky University and, now, Georgetown College Athletics. Robert Ullery, director of outreach in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, said of the partnership, “UK Sports Medicine is proud to partner with Georgetown College Athletics to provide excellent healthcare to those student athletes. UK’s focus has always been advanced and we’re glad to bring Georgetown college into the mix.”
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