We strongly believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of sports-related concussion. In our model, the primary care sports medicine provider serves as the “quarterback” of this team, overseeing treatment and progression. At the Carolina Sports Concussion Clinic, the certified athletic trainers work closely with the providers, and we consider the patient and parents/guardians important members of this team!
All providers and certified athletic trainers have received extensive training for the management of sports-related concussions.
Please call our sports concussion clinic hotline at 919-238-2017 to schedule an appointment at any location.
Physicians and Physician Assistants
Our providers have had extensive training in management of sports-related concussions and the Carolina Sports Concussion Clinic houses some of the most experienced practitioners in the area. They share a strong desire of staying up to date in all areas of sports medicine, with active concussion treatment at the forefront.
With numerous youth sports leagues, schools, and active individuals in the Wake County community, we pride ourselves in our active, multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of sport-related concussion.
- Josh Bloom, MD, MPH
- Jim Blount, MD
- Kristen Clarey, MD (also sees patients at the Holly Springs location)
- Veronica Crump, PA-C (also sees patients at Holly Springs location)
- Sandeep Gavankar, DO
- Jennfer Stromberg, MD
Certified Athletic Trainers are an integral part of the Carolina Sports Concussion Clinic. Our athletic trainers are licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina and have backgrounds in prevention, immediate care, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries.
From taking phone calls on the hotline to working alongside our providers in making clinical decisions to communicating appropriate recommendations to parents, patients, coaches and other athletic trainers, these allied healthcare professionals enhance patient care in an invaluable way.
- Amanda Beatty LAT, ATC
- Megan Bridges LAT, ATC
- Amanda Fitterer LAT, ATC
- Janna Fonseca LAT, ATC
- Sean Jordan LAT, ATC
- David Mulkey LAT, ATC
- Daisy Nelson LAT, ATC
- Julie Phillippi LAT, ATC
- Kristen Ramsey LAT, ATC
- Amy Switzer LAT, ATC
- Katy Troyer LAT, ATC
- Claire Nobles, LAT, ATC
Holly Springs Location
- McKelle Ulm LAT, ATC
- Grace Jungclas, LAT, ATC
- Vidhya Bhat LAT, ATC
- Eugene Everett LAT, ATC
- Ted Hirschfeld LAT, ATC
- Kourtney Pleasant LAT, ATC
Most concussions resolve in a reasonable amount of time and can be treated within the scope of our services. However, some concussions take longer to get better. If this is the case, we will rely on our Community Concussion Care Team of specialists to further evaluate the injury and provide appropriate interventions.
An evaluation by a neuropsychologist may involve paper & pencil testing to examine deficiencies in verbal/visual memory, processing speed, and reaction time.
Our preferred neuropsychologists are Dr.’s Bob & Alanna Conder of Carolina Neuropsychological Service.
A pediatric neurologist may be involved in prescribing medications to help with certain symptoms or may aid in identifying if any type of diagnostic imaging needs to be performed.
Dr. John Wooten of Raleigh Neurology has been working with our patients for several years and has tremendous experience in the area of concussion management.
Vestibular therapy may be indicated in patients who suffer from persistant balance problems or dizziness that follow sports-related concussion. The therapists at Raleigh Neurology use Sensory Organziation Testing and specific vestibular tools to assess severity and may provide specific vestbular rehabilitation exercises to help the vestibular system recover.
The Holly Springs location of Access Physical Therapy & Wellness, as well as both the Cary & Raleigh locations of Sports & More Physical Therapy are excellent options for post-concussion vestibular evaluation and therapy services.
Dr. Mike Peters of Eye Care Associates is our preferred optometrist for visual deficits associated with sports-related concussions.
Dr. Sue Durham is also an optometrist who will see our patients for vision deficits.
*Please note that referral to any of the above specialists does not guarantee benefits covered by your insurance company. Please contact your insurance carrier directly to inquire about coverage for referrals to specialists.*