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University of Iowa News Release

June 20, 2006

UI Sports Medicine Center Offers Sports Physicals In North Liberty

Specialists from the University of Iowa Sports Medicine Center will offer physical examinations for high school athletes from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at UI Family Care-North Liberty, located at 3 Lions Drive in North Liberty.

"Sports physicals help us spot issues before they become problems," said Britt Marcussen, M.D., UI clinical assistant professor of family medicine, a family practice physician at UI Family Care-North Liberty and a member of the UI Sports Medicine team. 

A sports physical is necessary for participation in Iowa high school and junior high athletics. A cash payment of $25 is due at the time of the appointment with proceeds donated to area athletic departments.

UI Sports Medicine brings together physicians who have treated professional and competitive athletes at every level in a clinic built on the philosophy of complete, efficient and effective service. The UI Sports Medicine Center offers diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation for all active-minded people.

Physicians from UI Sports Medicine treat athletes in the NBA and Major League Baseball, as well as serving as the primary and orthopaedic physicians for the Hawkeyes.

To make an appointment for a sports physical, call 319-626-5680.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.