Sports Medicine to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ October 4

Ten percent of all emergency room visits for injuries are sports induced.  Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about sports medicine in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” Thursday, October 4, at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Television.

George Bal, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon at WVU.  He received his medical degree from F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Md. and his specialty training from the Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Wash.  His special interests include sports medicine and reconstructive shoulder surgery. 

Barry McDonough, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon at WVU.  He received his medical degree from Loyola University and his specialty training from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  His special interests include surgery and rehabilitation for patients with knee problems.

Both physicians see patients at WVU’s Sports Medicine Center.

This week’s host is Dr. Rolly Sullivan, a psychiatrist at WVU.  “Doctors on Call” is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.


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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412
ks: 10-01-07

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