Lahey Clinic Announces Second Annual Holiday Clinic for Young Athletes

Release Date: 11/20/2009

Steve Danehy
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Lahey Clinic Announces Second Annual Holiday Clinic for Young Athletes

BURLINGTON, MA—Lahey Clinic announced today that fellowship trained sports medicine physicians from its department of orthopaedic surgery will host the medical center's second annual Holiday Clinic for Young Athletes on Friday, November 27, the day after Thanksgiving. The Lahey physicians will provide urgent, same-day appointments for any athletes who suffer injuries during Thanksgiving Day competition.

On Friday, November 27, Joshua Baumfeld, MD, will see patients from 8:30 am until noon at Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore, in Peabody, and Jessica Flynn, MD, will see patients from 8:30 am until 5 pm at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Families can call Lahey Clinic's Sports Medicine appointment hotline at 1-877-522-6631 beginning at 7:30 Friday morning to schedule an urgent appointment.

“High school football is just as much a part of local Thanksgiving tradition as turkey and pumpkin pie,” said Dr. Flynn. “Unfortunately, injured athletes often find that the availability of orthopaedists is limited during holidays. Lahey established its Holiday Clinics to ensure that these student athletes and their families have rapid access to the best quality care.”

Dr. Flynn is a board-certified pediatrician with additional board certification in sports medicine. She specializes in nonoperative care of sports and dance injuries in children and adults. Prior to joining Lahey Clinic, Dr. Flynn completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Children's Hospital Boston. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Flynn received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and her undergraduate education from Amherst College.

Dr. Baumfeld completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Virginia. During that period he served as an assistant team physician for the University of Virginia and James Madison University athletic teams. Dr. Baumfeld completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Minnesota. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and his bachelor's degree at Johns Hopkins University.

The Sports Medicine Center at Lahey Clinic provides a multidisciplinary team approach for the evaluation and treatment of athletes of all ages. Orthopaedic surgeons and primary care specialists with fellowship training in sports medicine work together with physical therapists to help athletes recover quickly and return to their sports. The center treats recreational and competitive athletes of all ages.

About Lahey Clinic
Lahey Clinic, a physician-led, nonprofit group practice, is world-renowned for innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the Clinic provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation.