Building a Sports Medicine TEAM – 502

Who is on YOUR Team?

Are you and local medical providers on the Same Team?

Dr. Josh Yellen is the program director for the University of Houston MAT program.  He must build relationships with local medical providers to give his students the best possible exposure.  He is teaching his students to be on the same team and build each other up as we grow in the medical profession.

What are you doing?

What have you done that has worked in building relationships with local medical providers?

Have you gone out and met any of our local providers?

Have you brought other medical professionals into your Athletic Training Clinic so they can see what you do or even co-treat athletes?

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Here is what we recommend:

  • Create a one page letter to give to local medical providers
  • Ask to meet with the office manager
  • Ask what their rehab protocols are for certain injuries
  • Invite them to join you for  day in the clinic or sidelines
  • Attend workshops outside of your normal domain
  • Set up a training for equipment removal and invite the local EMS and standalone ER clinics

Want some more resources? 

Check out these recommended documents that can get you going towards being on the same team with your local medical providers:

ABC Dental
Local ER


Brendan Moriarty messaged me on Facebook to ask about billing as an AT after the show:

Dr, Yellen, Forrest Pecha, and Joe Greene all sent him some information about billing as an AT.

Guidance on Billing and reimbursement for Athletic Trainers Article

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Josh Yellen is always willing to help

Of course I can connect you with experts I know

Have a business Idea?

Athletic Training needs people who are willing to challenge the norm.  At Innovate AT you can join a group of like minded ATs who are trying something new.

Dr. Yellen said we do not understand the business of medicine… so with Innovate AT we are trying to be in business.

Bringing CISM to Houston with Bubba Wilson – 272

Congrats to my friend Bubba on being named the District six rep for the ATCares program in the initial roll out.

The presentation from Bubba Wilson

We should be in the works for bringing the CISM team to Houston thanks to the work Bubba is doing.

We are broadcasting live and interviewing the speakers of the Memorial Hermann's Sports Medicine Update.  It is a great way to continue improving your athletic training practice.  There are always new topics, new aspects of old topics and great re-freshers.

We plan to release the lecture and then the interview.  Through the course of the summer the podcasts will be shorter, more frequent, and a lot more raw (less editing).

All the lectures and handouts have been uploaded and are now available on Google Drive.

Once the school year resumes we will return to our regular format.

Thanks to @rrmarley   @UofHMAT  @DozalJazmin Nicole Cascia, Ryan Collins and several others for the contributions.

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