20 Dec LOCAL ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS SUPPORT EAST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ATHLETES THROUGH MULTIPLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
LOCAL ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS SUPPORT EAST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ATHLETES THROUGH MULTIPLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
FOCUS IS INJURY PREVENTION AND RAPID TREATMENT OF INJURIES
Gilbert, AZ — When it comes to local championships, one Gilbert team of orthopedic physicians has more under their belt than any other. The team of doctors at OSPI Arizona in Gilbert are helping to keep local athletes in tip top shape. This had led, in part, to a total this season of five local championships or placements.
The team of providers at Orthopedic and Sports Performance Institute, OSPI, is comprised of Board Certified orthopedic surgeons and chiropractors, whose main focus is helping the local high school athletic teams with injury prevention and the rapid treatment of injuries.
These physicians donate their time to help local high schools and colleges, such as Casteel High School, Mesa Community College, American Leadership Academy, Perry High School and Chandler High School all seek state championships or placements in the state championship during the 2017 football season.
Derek Price, DC is CEO of OSPI. “I am very proud of our team the and the community we have created here at OSPI. We work hard to ensure the best possible sports based health care to the youth athletes in the community. All the providers here at OSPI have children in the high school sports arena and we try to imagine that every kid that comes in the door is our own and treat them as such. Playing is always important but safety is our number one concern,” says Dr. Price.
The OSPI physicians involved with helping these teams include Dr. Ben MacQueen, Dr. Greg Stewart and Dr. Doug Clouse.
Dr. MacQueen is actively involved in caring for the Casteel High School athletes and helping to educate parents on injury prevention and rapid treatment of injuries. This year Casteel High School won the 3A state championship. Following his medical training, Dr. MacQueen moved to Virginia to do an internship in General Surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He then completed a four-year Orthopedic Surgery residency program at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. While in Richmond, Dr. MacQueen completed a fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine and uses his training to help lead athletes to success.
Dr. Stewart is a Mesa, Arizona native, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a degree in Exercise Science. He knows firsthand what it is like to spend childhood in the doctor’s office for injuries and ailments and combines his love of sports with his desire to help. During his undergraduate studies he took part in the athletic training program at ASU and assisted in the care of athletes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas. Dr. Stewart then completed a fellowship in Sports Orthopedics with the University of California San Diego, San Diego State University and the San Diego Padres. He participates in the care of local high school, collegiate and professional athletic programs, including providing coverage for: ACA, Perry High School, Mesa Community College, The Barcelona Academy – Casa Grande and FC Arizona. This season Mesa Community College played in the Valley of the Sun Bowl, the American Leadership Academy won the state championship and Perry High School placed 2nd in the 6A state championship.
Dr. Clouse is a native of Arizona and was born and raised in the East Valley graduating from Mesa Mountain View High School where he played football and basketball. Dr. Clouse completed his undergraduate training at Brigham Young University and completed his medical training in New Orleans, LA at Tulane School of Medicine in May of 2002. He is also a team
physician for USA Weightlifting and the Team Physician for Chandler High School and Arizona
College Prep. Chandler High School won the 6A State Championship this 2017 football season.
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