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  • 16 physicians offering care for NBA playoff teams

    16 physicians offering care for NBA playoff teams

    Adam Schrag -  

    The top 16 NBA teams hope their players remain in good health for the rest of the 2017 NBA playoffs and more.

    Here are the physicians ensuring the world's top basketball players can play at peak performance:

     

    Eastern Conference:

     

    Boston Celtics

     

    Chief medical officer and head team physician: Brian P. McKeon, MD, of Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital.

     

    Cleveland Cavaliers

     

    Head team physician: Richard Parker, MD, of Cleveland Clinic.

     

    Toronto Raptors

     

    Team medical director and orthopedic surgeon: Paul Marks, MD, of Toronto-based Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

     

    Washington Wizards

     

    Head team physician: Wiemi Abell Douoguih, MD, of Columbia, Md.-based Medstar Sports Medicine.

     

    Atlanta Hawks

     

    Head team physician: Ken Mautner, MD, of Atlanta-based Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center.

     

    Milwaukee Bucks

     

    Team physician: Michael D. Gordon, MD, of Milwaukee Orthopaedic Group.

     

    Indiana Pacers

     

    Team physician: Timothy A. Hupfer, MD, of Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy.

     

    Chicago Bulls

     

    Team physician: Brian Cole, MD, of Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

     

    Western Conference:

     

    Golden State Warriors

     

    Team physician: Steven S. Isono, MD, of Oakland-based I5 Medical Group.

     

    San Antonio Spurs

     

    Team physician: David R. Schmidt, MD, of San Antonio-based Sports Medicine Associates.

     

    Houston Rockets

     

    Head team physician: Mark Lowe, MD, of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute.

     

    Los Angeles Clippers

     

    Team physician: Steven Shimoyama, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey (Calif.) Hospital.

     

    Utah Jazz

     

    Head orthopedic team physician: Travis Maak, MD, of Salt Lake City-based University Orthopaedic Center.

     

    Oklahoma City Thunder

     

    Head team physician: Carlan K. Yates, MD, of Oklahoma City-based McBride Orthopedic Hospital Clinic.

     

    Memphis Grizzlies

     

    Head team physician: Frederick M. Azar, MD, of Memphis-based Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics.

     

    Portland Trail Blazers

     

    Team physician and orthopedic surgeon: Donald W. Roberts, MD, of Portland-based ReboundMD.

     

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