August 2014 – Just as with Ortho After Hours, the needs of our patients are top priority. And with everyone’s busy back-to-school schedules, our Saturday Sports Care clinic offers convenience and quality care to area athletes who might be suffering lingering effects from Friday nights.
Our clinic opens from 8-10 a.m. each Saturday through the end of November. Any athlete—high school, college or professional—can walk in without an appointment and see one of our orthopaedic specialists. A quick diagnosis and timely treatment can get them back into the game sooner.
August 2014 – As we send our children out the door for school, make sure their backpacks are the right fit. Otherwise, they may suffer back pain at an early age.
Dr. James L. West, spine specialist, recommends that students not carry more than 10 to 20 percent of their body weight on their backs daily. The best option is a rolling backpack, but that’s not always a trendy option for teenagers.
A few other adjustments, according to Dr. West, can also make the pack more comfortable:
August 2014 – Dr. Kidder completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi and received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School. He completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Kidder then completed a fellowship in shoulder care in Lyon, France.
Dr. McGinley, Dr. Barbour and Scottie Chappell are part of a week-long medical mission to Honduras with Christian Medical Mission of South Alabama. Dr. McGinley is sharing a daily journal from Honduras with us.
Day 1, June 16: Easy trip. Dinner with medical students who have seen a lot of patients in gang area clinic. Amazing stories.