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Published on April 23, 2014

Mercy Suburban Hospital Launches New Program Focused on Athletes’ Overall Health

EAST NORRITON, PA (April 23, 2014): Mercy Suburban Hospital recently launched a new program that provides athletes with access to physicians and experts specializing in primary care, cardiovascular and orthopedic issues affecting both recreational and elite athletes.

Mercy Suburban Hospital’s new Program for Comprehensive Care of the Athlete specializes in a wide range of issues, including:

  • Assessment of youth and adult athletes prior to sports participation, including physicals, especially for people starting to exercise for the first time
  • Treatment of sports injuries, including orthopedic issues and concussions
  • New and unexplained symptoms, such as chest pains or difficulty breathing while competing or training
  • Evaluation for unexplained change in performance
  • Management of chronic medical conditions, such as high blood pressure or asthma

Athletes seeking care with Mercy Suburban Hospital’s Program for Comprehensive Care of the Athlete have access to best-in-class noninvasive imaging services accredited by the American College of Radiology and Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, comprehensive continuum of orthopedic care and Mercy primary care physicians (PCPs) who are focused on helping improve patients’ health and fitness.

“It doesn’t matter if you are a weekend warrior or conditioned, seasoned athlete, you dedicate significant time and effort to training,” William J. Strimel, DO, FACC, FACP, Medical Director of Cardiology for Mercy Suburban Hospital said. “The overall focus of this new program is to help our patients maximize their performance and attain their goals.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Mercy Cardiology at Mercy Suburban Hospital at 610.278.2219.

Mary Beth Ginder

Communications Manager
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Before or after normal business hours

Mercy Suburban Hospital
2701 DeKalb Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

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