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St. Francis Sports Medicine Newsletter | September 2013 
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September 2013









Softball and Flag Football





Sept 2

Sugar Creek Youth Triathlon 


Sept 11

Movewell Injury Prevention

Talk to the Blood Connection


Sept 14

Foamtastic Run


Sept 20

Henry Schien Health Fair


Sept 20

Half-Moon Outfitters Moonshiner 5K Trail Run


Sept 20

BMW 2 miler 


Sept 21

Troad Run 5 & 8K


Sept 21

Apex Games 


Sept 21-22

St. Francis Sports Medicine CESA Classic Soccer Tournament 


Sept 28

Greenville Titans Football


Greenville Sports League






This summer, Governor Haley signed a bill to better identify and treat concussion in student athletes at high school sporting events. As part of the bill, student athletes who are suspected of having a concussion must be removed from practice or competition until he or she has been evaluated by a trained medical professional and has received written medical clearance. Please continue reading to learn more:


See the bill >>

Concussion: Do You Know the Signs?


Concussion Symptoms

Symptoms reported by the athlete can include a headache or pressure in the head, nausea or vomiting, balance problems, vision problems, concentration or memory problems and confusion. Others may notice the athlete appearing dazed, confused, clumsy and forgetful.


What to do if you suspect concussion

If a student athlete exhibits these behaviors, he or she should be taken out of play and seek medical attention.


You can call the 675-HURT line, visit Bon Secours Express Care (urgent care in downtown Greenville), one of our two Emergency Rooms, or an After Hours Care location.


Visit St. Francis Sports Medicine's concussion web page for more information about concussion.

Need a Sports Physical?

If your family needs a sports physical, Bon Secours Medical has physicians all over the Upstate ready to give your family quality care. Dr. Stephen Keiser is a Primary Care Sports Medicine physician who specializes in keeping athletes of all levels healthy. In addition to providing sports physicals, he can help with asthma, concussion issues, non-surgical orthopedic concerns and many other sports-related issues.


Search for a physician now >>

Clemson Honorary Game Captains


Football season has arrived, and Bon Secours St. Francis is proud to have the chance to honor seven very special football fans in the Upstate. As part of our sponsorship of the Clemson Honorary Game Captains, one of our remarkable patients will be named Honorary Game Captain for each of the seven home games this season. The Honorary Game Captain will be honored on the field of Memorial Stadium during the first half and featured on The Dabo Swinney Show.


20-year-old cancer survivor Johnny Waldun was our first Honorary Game Captain for the Clemson vs. University of Georgia game last weekend. To learn more about Johnny's story and how St. Francis helped support him on his journey to health and wholeness, watch his video. Check our Honorary Game Captains page the day before each home game to see each game captain's story.




We are on Facebook!

We're just a few weeks in to our new Facebook page, and already hundreds of you have followed us! Thank you! Because we have staff on the ground covering so many community sporting events, following our page gets you behind-the-scenes access like no other page can provide. We'll share photos, up-to-the-minute game scores, injury prevention tips and more! or search St. Francis Sports Medicine.


Browse all of Bon Secours St. Francis and Bon Secours Medical Group Facebook pages here>>



Get in Faster
with 675-HURT

When injuries strike, you just need to remember one number - 675-HURT, St. Francis Sports Medicine's 24/7 injury hotline. 675-HURT provides concierge service to Piedmont Orthopaedic Associates and Carolina Orthopaedic Center physicians, getting you an appointment with an orthopedic expert faster. If you're not sure if you need to see a physician right away, the professionals at 675-HURT can give you advice for at-home treatment.


In fact - grab your phone and enter 864-675-4878 into your contact list now. Then you won't have to remember any numbers!