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Dr. Josh Bloom to Attend National Sports Safety Meeting
March 23rd, 2015

On March 26 & 27, physicians and school sports officials will gather at the National Football League’s Headquarters in New York City to discuss sports safety. CFPSM’s Dr. Josh Bloom has been invited to represent North Carolina in this initiative.

The 2015 Collaborative Solutions for Safety in Sport Meeting will include physicians, school administrators, athletic trainers, and academic representatives. Topics discussed will include heat-related illness, cardiac conditions, exertional sickling, emergency action plans, and head & neck injuries.

Dr. Bloom will speak to the success of the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act, including enacting the law and the practical application of this act across public middle and high schools in North Carolina.

Each state in the union will be represented at this event by one team physician and one high school athletic association representative.


Noelle Robertson, MD Announcement
February 2nd, 2015

February 2, 2015

Dear Patients,

It is with mixed emotions that we announce Dr. Noelle Robertson’s upcoming departure from Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine.  Her last day seeing patients will be April 17, 2015. She will be pursuing a new opportunity in Hillsborough.  We wish Dr. Robertson all the best in this new endeavor and thank her for her years of service to CFPSM.

Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine has recently added two new female physician assistants.  Mary Boyce PA-C will be in the Raleigh office four days per week and Priscilla Petrash PA-C will split her time between Cary & Raleigh.  We will do our best to continue to provide you optimum care during this challenging time.  Their full biographies can be found online at www.cfpsm.com.

Your medical records will remain here unless you direct us to transfer them to another practice.  If you choose to have them transferred, you will need to sign a records release and we will make a courtesy transfer to the practice you have selected.

Thank you.

 

Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine

 

Note: If Dr. Robertson is not your primary care provider and you have received this letter, there is no action needed on your part.  If Dr. Robertson is you primary care provider and you have an appointment with her after April 17th, we will be contacting you to reschedule your appointment.


Concussion Outcomes Study
January 20th, 2015

CFPSM and the Carolina Sports Concussion Clinic are pleased to enter into collaboration with Dr. Johna Register-Mihailk of UNC Chapel Hill to study concussion outcomes.

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Sport-Related Concussion & Head Injury Research Study

Opportunity

 

UNC IRB Study #: 14-1357

 

Want to learn more about how your child is responding to his/her sport-related concussion or head injury?

 

Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are conducting a study of sport-related head injuries in collaboration with Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine. If your child sustained a head injury in sport, is 8-18 years old and is seeing their provider within 3 days of their injury, they may be eligible to participate.

 

The study only involves information gathered from your child’s initial visit and completion of a 1-month follow-up survey either online or via phone. Let your Athletic Trainer/provider know if you and your child may be interested!

 

You can also contact Johna Register-Mihalik, the Principal Investigator for the study at (919) 962-2702 or johnakay@email.unc.edu.