Docs on the Sidelines

Not only did NorthBay Healthcare’s Sports Medicine team of orthopedic surgerons host a two-hour Saturday morning Youth Sports Injury clinic in July, but they were also out there walking the sidelines during a number of local high school football games in the fall.

Robert Peterson, M.D., has been aligned with the Vacaville High School Bulldogs for years, and Podiatrist Kevin Miller, D.P.M., has served as team physician for St. Patrick’s out of Vallejo.

New to the scene is surgeon Neil Pathare, M.D., who has connected with the team at Rodriguez High School in Fairfield.

In 2019 the Sports Medicine team invited defensive safety and special teams standout Darian Thompson of the Dallas Cowboys to be on hand when it offered free sports physicals on July 13. Dozens of local middle school and high school athletes took advantage of the no-cost event.

Thompson, a third round pick by the New York Giants in 2016, signed autographs and discussed with young players how to train well and prevent injuries.

The Youth Sports Injury Clinic was open every Saturday from Aug. 24 through Nov. 2. Sports Medicine physicians worked with youngsters who had suffered game-related injuries the week before, offering advice and referrals to appropriate care providers.

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