Medical Professionals Volunteer Time to Provide Sports Physicals

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hamilton Sports MedicineMore than 100 health care professionals recently provided physicals to student athletes from Dalton State College and local high and middle schools. More than 1,600 students participated.

Volunteers included physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and other health care professionals. 

The medical professionals provided sports physicals, which involved checks on vital signs, height, weight and vision, a review of their comprehensive medical questionnaires, and a physical screening. 

After all the physicals were done, any athlete who needed cardiac clearance was able to get this done for free, provided by representatives from Hamilton Cardiology Associates. 

Hamilton Sports Medicine, a program provided by Hamilton Medical Center, coordinates the event every year with the schools. Hamilton Sports Medicine provides athletic trainers for outreach athletic assistance at Dalton State College and Christian Heritage, Dalton High, Northwest Whitfield High, Southeast Whitfield High, Murray County High, 

North Murray High, Coahulla Creek High, Calhoun High and Lafayette High schools. As part of the program, an athletic trainer is on-sight at local high school, college and community sports events. 


Participating health professionals and volunteers included:

Hamilton Sports Medicine PhysicalsAssociates in Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (AOSM) 

Mitch Frix, MD

James Lashley, MD

John Norman, MD

Nick Reed, MD

David Langlois, PA 

Pam Abernathy, PA

Rhonda Harrison, FNP-C

AGC Pediatrics

Courtney Johnson, PA-C

Michelle Smith, PA-C

Cardiology Center of Dalton

Rajiv Verma, MD

Stacy Whitehead, FNP

Dalton Family Practice

Jennifer Duckett, PA

Joseph Paulson, PA-C

Dalton Ear Nose and Throat

David Dinges, MD

Hamilton Physician Group

Tom Bledsoe, MD

Bryan Cheever, MD

Nancy Giammarella, NP

Juan Gonzalez, MD

Brandon Hennon, echo tech

Phillip Jansen, DO

Tammy Lawhorn, EKG tech

Rod Lewis, FNP

Gary Olson, MD

Christina Oskins, MD

Alison Peden, FNP

Stephen Rohn, MD

Sherry Scroggins, NP

Jennifer Smith, NP

Professional Park Associates

Suzanne Storey, MD

Additional volunteers

AOSM staff and nurses

Advance Physical Therapy

Bradley Wellness Center fitness instructors and staff

Bradley Whiteside Rehabilitation staff

Christian Heritage School staff

Dalton State College School of Nursing