NorthBay Hosts Youth Sports Injury Clinic

Posted: August 20, 2019

It may be 90 degrees outside, but student athletes around Solano County are gearing up for fall sports: Football, tennis, volleyball, soccer and more. With that in mind, NorthBay Healthcare is again opening its popular Saturday morning youth sports injury clinic, staffed by orthopedic surgeons who know sports injuries well.

Take Robert Peterson, M.D., for example. Not only does he specialize in shoulders and joint replacement, he’s also a sports medicine expert. And, he’s walked the sidelines of local high school football games off and on for the past 20-plus years, including the last seven years at Vacaville High School football games as the team doctor.

He’ll be joined by colleague Neil Pathare, M.D., orthopedic Orthopedic specialist Neil Pathare, M.D., chats with a student during a free physicals event. He will help run Saturday morning sports injury clinics this fall.surgeon, who specializes in shoulders and knees. He’s passionate about sports medicine and the prevention or management of sports-related injuries. During his fellowship training, he sub-specialized in complex medicine cases and assisted in the care of several professional sports teams, including the New York Jets and the New York Islanders. This year he’ll be walking the sidelines during Rodriguez High School football games as the team doctor.

Kevin Miller, D.P.M., who has sideline experience himself as the team doctor for St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School’s football team in Vallejo, will be available for consultation on foot and ankle injuries.

Dr. Peterson and Dr. Pathare will alternate hosting the Youth Sports Injury Clinic every Saturday morning, from 9 to 11 a.m. at NorthBay Urgent Care, 1679 E. Monte Vista Ave., in the Nut Tree Plaza in Vacaville from Aug. 24 through Nov. 2.

“NorthBay Urgent Care is the ideal location for our Youth Sports Injury Clinic,” explained Keiko Sargent, director of musculoskeletal health and orthopedics. “With X-ray available onsite and plenty of exam rooms, we can provide excellent and efficient care to student athletes in our community.”

The initial evaluation is free. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If further care is required, the injury clinic team will work with families to get the student to the appropriate provider.

“The Youth Sports Injury Clinic is designed to quickly assess minor injuries and get student athletes back on the field,” said Sargent. “For serious injuries, we still recommend that parents use the Emergency Department at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville or NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, where our Orthopedic Trauma team and other clinicians provide expert care.”

For more information, call (707) 624-7599 or visit NorthBay.org/SportsClinic.

 

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