News

May 10, 2010

MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER SPORTS PHYSICALS PROVIDED TO STUDENT ATHLETES

LEWISBURG, Tenn. — As a free public service to the community, Marshall Medical Center (MMC) provided school sports physicals to high school athletes in Marshall County. Nearly 250 students participated in the event held on Thursday, May 6, at Marshall County High School.

“This was the third year we sponsored the event for the community, and we had a wonderful turn out. All student athletes are required to have a physical, and we gladly paired with physicians and Advanced Eye Care to provide this service,” said CEO Phyllis Brown. “Conducting the free sports physicals this year saved families in the community approximately $10,000.”

Dr. Jeffrey T. Adams, a specialist in orthopedic surgery; Drs. Tim Nash and Denise Werner, specialists in internal medicine; and Nicci Josephson, nurse practitioner, along with athletic trainers and other MMC staff provided their services at the event.

Student athletes grades 9 through 12 of Cornersville, Forrest and Marshall County high schools were eligible to attend and receive a free physical, which included blood pressure, height and weight, strength and range of motion screenings. Vision screenings were provided by Advanced Eye Care.