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Family Medicine Physicians and Staff Support Awareness Events
Sports Medicine faculty and fellows, Family Medicine residents and Medicine residents recently provided medical care at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. The marathon, known as the "The People's Marathon," features walkers, runners and wheelchair participants who come from all over the world.
The group played an essential component to the multidisciplinary medical team near the finish line, which included physicians, nurses, physical therapists, podiatrists and staff from the Navy and Marines.
Out of the 30,000 runners who participated in the marathon, approximately 200 participants were treated. Fellow Lara Quinlan, MD; residents Julie Kafka, MD, Scarlett Schneider, MD, Michael Martin, DO; and faculty Irfan Asif, MD, and Kenneth Bielak, MD, played an integral part in treating many collapsed runners. The team saw a variety of cases including musculoskeletal injuries, exercise associated collapse, dehydration and some cases of hyponatremia and hypothermia.
The marathon is a prime example of how primary care sports medicine can be an essential component to medical care in the community.
Family Medicine faculty and staff also participated in the Greater Knoxville Heart Walk, raising $667 for the American Heart Association (AHA). The mission of the AHA is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, a leading health concern for Tennessee.
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