Sugar Land, TX News (June 27, 2014) - Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sugar Land offers their annual sports physicals for Fort Bend and Alief Independent School Districts’ middle school and high school athletes. They have been associated with these school districts for more than 15 years as team physicians.
University Interscholastic League (UIL) requires all high school athletes to undergo and pass a physical examination prior to participating in sports.
Physical evaluations include testing height, weight, vision, blood pressure, pulse, ears, nose, throat, heart, lungs, abdomen, spine, and all joints in the upper and lower body. Physicians discuss the athletes’ medical history and consult with them and their parents if further evaluation is necessary prior to releasing them to participate in sports.
D. Dean Dominy, III, M.D., Hand & Upper Extremity, Orthopedic Surgery; Kenneth M. Renney, M.D., Sports Medicine; Jeffrey B. Wood, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgery; Eddie T. Matsu, M.D., General Orthopedics, Joint Replacement Surgery; Mark W. Maffet, M.D., Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine; Timothy C. Sitter, M.D., Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine; Vincent C. Phan, M.D., Hand & Upper Extremity, Orthopedic Surgery; Carl A. Hicks, M.D., Joint Replacement Surgery; Ray R. Valdez, M.D., Foot & Ankle, Orthopedic Surgery; David A. Braunreiter, M.D., Sports Medicine, Concussion Management; Anthony J. Muffoletto, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgery and Jeffrey A. Kozak, D.O., Sports Medicine, Concussion Management.
“We truly enjoy working with the schools in Fort Bend County,” said Dr. Vincent Phan, orthopedic surgeon and team physician. “I grew up here and actually went to Elsik High School, so it is an honor to come back and support the players. We look forward to continuing to support these school districts.”
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sugar Land generously donates proceeds that are generated from the physical examinations back to the school’s athletic training programs. In the last five years, this group of physicians has donated more than $250,000 back to local schools. Athletic trainers use this money to purchase the necessary equipment they need for the upcoming school year in addition to what their budget allows. (more…)