Local doctors raise nearly $3,000 for area high school athletic programs

PORT ST. JOHN & TITUSVILLE, FLA (August 25, 2014)—Parrish Medical Group’s (PMG) team of physicians and staff completed 279 sports physicals for area high school students, and contributed $2,790 to the students’ athletic programs. Annually, PMG hosts two sports physical events to help student athletes and raise money for their schools. The events were held in May and July in Port St. John and Titusville.

This year’s PMG team of physicians who supported the sports physical events included: 
  • Dr. Anthony Allotta, board-certified internist, fellowship trained in sports medicine, and team doctor for Space Coast Junior/Senior High School, Port St. John 
  • Dr. Michael Magee, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and team doctor for Titusville High School 
  • Dr. Erica O’Bryan, board-certified pediatrician 
  • Dr. Julio Pagan, board-certified internist

According to the doctors:

“This is an opportunity to ensure our student athletes are physically able to compete,” said Dr. Allotta, “If a student has a physical condition that would prevent or prohibit their participation in sports, we can identify that early on.”

Dr. Magee said helping local schools is an added plus. “Everyone knows schools can use every dollar they can get, so our program enables us to help local kids and families at lower cost while benefiting their schools.”

Dr. O’Bryan stated, “We had a great turn out and I was happy to participate. An event such as this helps ensure safe participation for the athlete at the start of the season, and can help determine necessary accommodations and restrictions to specific activities. The need for further evaluation or testing can also be identified prior to competition to pinpoint or exclude certain conditions that may cause harm.”

Dr. Pagan, said, “Helping student athletes stay healthy is a win-win for students, their families and our communities. I'm happy to play a small part in that.”  

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