D1 Sports Training, a Tennessee-based chain of training centers that are especially popular with high school athletes, is positioning itself to add specialty medical care to its menu with the addition of a sports surgeon at its Homewood facility.
Dr. Geoffrey Connor, who recently started seeing patients at the facility near Brookwood Medical Center, said he expects to be joined by a primary care physician within six months, and eventually by physicians in other specialties including neurology.
The chain of 12 facilities provides training and physical therapy to athletes ranging from soccer moms and recreational weekend warriors to professionals, but the bulk of its business is high school and middle school athletes, said Connor and CEO Will Bartholomew.
With the addition of on-site orthopedic sports medicine services, the company will integrate care, providing training, surgery and rehabilitation in one package. On-site orthopedic care is not new to athletic training facilities, Connor said, but the level of integration D1 is planning is unprecedented. CLICK HERE to read more from the Bham News.