Our Partnerships

Rotations

MAHEC Sports Medicine Continuity Clinic

This ambulatory clinic provides a wide variety of experiences. Athletes of all ages receive care at MAHEC for acute as well as chronic injury and related illnesses. The fellows provide care with supervision from attending physicians. The Family Health Center has on-site x-ray, casting rooms and lab which allows for full spectrum care.  Our ultrasound suite is state-of-the-art.

Each Sports Medicine Fellow will be assigned weekly continuity sports medicine clinics working in conjunction with primary care sports medicine physicians.  In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to observe and participate in a weekly OMT (osteopathic manipulation treatment) clinics.  At this rotation site, fellows work primarily with Dr. Aaron Vaughan.

Asheville Orthopaedic Associates

This ambulatory clinic provides a wide variety of experiences. AOA has a walk-in, same day urgent care clinic seeing a large volume of patients and staffed by a primary care sports medicine fellowship trained physician. The fellows will work primarily under direct and indirect supervision with primary care sports medicine physicians as well as orthopaedic surgeons.  They will have a weekly procedural clinic which utilized ultrasound guided procedures.  Fellows will have their own continuity panel of patients at this site.  They will also assist staffing the Saturday walk-in clinic. The fellows also provide on-site coverage in conjunction with physicians from this practice including sporting events for athletes from multiple local Asheville high schools as well as the Asheville Tourists, the minor league affiliate for the Colorado Rockies. This includes coverage of both on-site competition as well as follow-up clinic visits.  Mass participation events are conducted through Mission Sports Medicine.  At this site, fellows will work primarily with Drs. Aaron Vaughan, David Jarrett, and Walton Curl.

Blue Ridge Bone and Joint

This ambulatory clinic provides a wide variety of experiences. Students from multiple local high schools receive care at BRBJ for acute as well as chronic musculoskeletal injury. BRBJ has a very robust walk-in, same day urgent care clinic seeing a large volume of patients and staffed by two primary care sports medicine fellowship trained physicians. BRBJ is a large orthopaedic practice staffed by physicians, many of whom have completed sports medicine/specialty-specific fellowships. The fellows provide care with supervision from attending physicians. At this rotation site fellows work with Drs. Jay Jansen, Peter Mangone, Robert Boykin, Michael Shea, and Craig Burnworth.

Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care

The urgent care setting allows for fellows to see a high volume of patients within their primary care specialty. Fellows will have full spectrum care duties from pediatrics to geriatrics, ob/gyn to musculoskeletal care. A high volume of acute fracture and musculoskeletal problems are seen. Fellows will be able to achieve continuity based on the longitudinal arrangement of their curriculum. Fellow activities will be overseen by attending physician, Dr. Lawson, an ER trained physician with a wealth of experience in the urgent care setting. 

Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine

This ambulatory clinic provides a wide variety of experiences. Students from multiple local high schools receive care at Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine for acute as well as chronic musculoskeletal injury. The clinic is staffed by seven physicians, specialized in the evaluation of upper extremity orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems. The rotation will primarily be with Dr. Jesse West, a sports medicine fellowship trained orthopaedist who specializes in upper extremity, sports related injuries. The fellows provide care with supervision from attending physicians, primarily Dr. Jay West. The fellows also provide on-site coverage in conjunction with physicians from this practice including sporting events for athletes from multiple local Asheville high schools.

Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center

This ambulatory clinic provides a wide variety of experiences. The rotation will primarily be with Dr. Richard Lytle a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in the operative and non-operative care of spinal/brain conditions. A proportion of athletes will be seen in the clinical setting who have suffered repetitive head injuries and complex concussions. The fellows provide care with supervision from attending physicians.

 

Appalachian Foot and Ankle Associates

This ambulatory clinic experience will primarily be affiliated with Dr. Thomas Rehm who is a Podiatrist specializing in the operative and non-operative care of foot and ankle problems. Dr. Rehm has specific interest in foot and ankle issues in athletes. The fellows provide care with supervision from attending physicians.






Asheville Radiology

This clinic site will provide primarily an outpatient radiologic experience. Fellow involvement will be primarily in an indirect manner through the interpretation of radiologic studies. There will also be exposure to interventional radiology in the observation of higher level radiologic-guided procedures. Fellows will be paired exclusively with a musculoskeletal radiologist in a 1:1 ratio throughout this rotation. There will be no direct exposure to sporting events, team sports, or mass participation events in this rotation. The fellows will work with Drs. Burdette Sleight, David Hodges, Bryon Dickerson, and Jeffrey Adams.  Throughout the year there will be monthly multispecialty cased-based radiology reviews.

Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital is a not-for-profit tertiary care hospital located in Asheville, NC providing both inpatient and outpatient services to the greater Western North Carolina counties and surrounding region. With more than 700 beds, more than 100,000 emergency room visits, and hospital admissions exceeding 38,000 per year, Mission Hospital provides an excellent learning environment for residents and primary care sports medicine fellows. It is the expectation of the fellows to help provide continuity for athletes that are seen in the emergent setting and to follow plans of care for student-athletes that are admitted to the hospital or undergoing procedures.

Fellows will be supervised by inpatient attendings, orthopaedic surgeons and team physicians and are to communicate updated and accurate plans to athletic trainers, coaches, and parents alike. Fellows spend dedicated operating room time with orthopaedic surgeons of multiple specialties to help broaden the volume and variety of clinical experience. In addition, fellows will spend time with Mission-affiliated physical therapists throughout their longitudinal curriculum evaluating athletes of all ages. Mass participation events will be conducted in affiliation with Mission Sports Medicine. Fellows will spend dedicated time with Dr. Raustol in the Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic and they will spend additional time with Mission physical therapists, including Thomas Minton.

Asheville Physical Therapy

This ambulatory clinic site will provide primarily an outpatient physical therapy experience.  Fellows will be integrated into the clinic setting in both an observatory and direct patient care role.  Sporting events and team sports will not be included in clinical expectations; however, fellows will participate in community awareness, education, and performance camps affiliated with the group, involving athletes of the local primary schools. The fellows will work with Dr. Brian Lawler.






Foot Rx

The fellows will interact with Scott Socha, Certified Pedorthist, primarily in an outpatient clinical environment gaining experience and exposure to gait/foot analysis and foot orthotic fabrication. Preceptors will interact with fellows in a direct 1:1 ratio.  The parent organization hosts many local races and mass participation events for which the fellows will have opportunities to participate in or cover from a medical perspective.


The Runner's Mechanic

This ambulatory clinic site will provide an outpatient physical therapy experience.  Fellows will be integrated into the clinic setting in a primary observatory role.  Sporting events and team sports will not be included in clinical expectations; however, fellows will participate in community awareness and education affiliated with this rotation site. The fellows will work with Miriam Nelson, MPT, COMT, OCS.  This rotation site sees a predominance of high level running athletes.  Fellows will gain exposure to myofascial treatment modalities, dry needling, and gait analysis, among other treatment approaches.

Anti-Fragile Physical Therapy

This ambulatory clinic site will provide an outpatient physical therapy experience.  Fellows will be integrated into the clinic setting in a primary observatory role.  Sporting events and team sports will not be included in clinical expectations; however, fellows will participate in community awareness and education affiliated with this rotation site. The fellows will work with Wes Miller, PT, FAAOMPT.  This rotation site sees a predominance of high level athletes.  Fellows will gain exposure to myofascial treatment modalities, dry needling, and gait analysis, among other treatment approaches.

UNC-Asheville Campus Health and Athletic Training Room

This ambulatory clinic provides a wide variety of experiences.  The patient population includes the general collegiate student as well as scholarship and club student-athletes.  Patients are seen on a walk-in basis, however there will be a continuity established with appropriated follow-up.  At this site fellows will gain exposure to general medical problems in the collegiate student-athlete.  The fellows will provide on-site coverage in conjunction with team physicians for UNC-Asheville.  Fellows are assigned continuity teams for which they regularly provide care.  They also attend weekly training room sessions at which they will see injuries from multiple sports with oversight by attending physicians in conjunction with staff athletic trainers.  The fellows will work primarily with team physicians Drs. Jay Jansen, Michael Shea and Aaron Vaughan.

Mars Hill University Athletic Training Room

This ambulatory clinic provides a wide variety of experiences. The patient population includes primary scholarship student-athletes. Patients are seen on a walk-in basis in a training room setting. The fellows provide on-site coverage which will include football in the Fall and Lacrosse in the Spring.  Fellows are assigned continuity teams for which they regularly provide care. They also attend weekly training room sessions for which they can see injuries from multiple sports with oversight by attending physicians. Mass participation events are conducted through the coverage of yearly sports physicals, conference championships and tournaments. The fellows will work primary with team physician Dr. Jay Jansen.

Western Carolina University Athletic Training Room

This ambulatory clinic provides a wide variety of experiences. The patient population includes primary scholarship student-athletes. Patients are seen on a walk-in basis in a training room setting. The fellows also provide on-site coverage which will include football in the Fall.  The fellows will work with WCU team physicians to help coordinate care.