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Geneseo Sports Medicine & Athletic Training

The underlying philosophy of treatment advocated by the Sports Medicine staff is to return a student-athlete to competition as quickly as possible without jeopardizing the student-athlete’s health or welfare.  The same quality care and treatment is given to all student-athletes and community members regardless of team status or participation level.  We believe that it is important to educate the individual about his or her injury to assist in the rehabilitation and recovery process and to prevent a recurrence of the injury. 

 All staff members are certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Board of Certification Inc., Licensed by New York State, and are members of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association, and the New York State Athletic Trainers' Association. Athletic training is an allied health profession recognized by the American Medical Association.

 

ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF 

Sharon West MAEd, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Phone:  585-245-5341
Email:  wests@geneseo.edu
Fax:     585-245-5347

Jeremie Stearns MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone:  585-245-5341
Email:  stearns@geneseo.edu
Fax:     585-245-5347

Emily Ondrejka
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone:  585-245-5341
Email:  ondrejka@geneseo.edu
Fax:     585-245-5347

Paul Simmons BS, ATC
Workout Center Director
Travel ATC – Hockey
Phone:  585-245-5348
Email:  simmons@geneseo.edu
Fax:     585-245-5347



TEAM PHYSICIANS

Dr. Steven Radi, MD
Medical Director Lauderdale Health Center

Dr. Steven Posnick, MD
Westfall Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Bart Spratt RPA-C

Westfall Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Bob Feinman RPA-C

Canandaigua Orthopaedic Associates

 

POTENTIAL VARSITY ATHLETES

As an integral part of our preventative health care efforts, all student-athletes are required to complete an online athletic pre-participation medical history/update before beginning any team practice on campus.  All first year and transfer student− athletes who will be trying out for an intercollegiate athletic team are required by the NCAA to have a physical exam, which may be completed by their own physician or qualified health care provider within six months prior to the start of their competitive season, and must be on file at the SUNY Geneseo Lauderdale Health Center. The NCAA also requires documentation of Sickle Cell Trait testing or a signed waiver declining testing. The majority of states require this testing at birth, you may check with your primary care physician to see if the results are on file. Sickle cell trait testing must be sent to Sharon West.

The NCAA also requires each student-athlete to be covered by a health insurance policy. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation at SUNY Geneseo strongly recommends that each student−athlete carry their own primary health insurance. The college is self−insured and does not carry liability insurance. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics carries a medical insurance policy for student−athletes participating in varsity athletics with a $2000.00 deductible per injury. Student-athletes are advised to purchase additional insurance through the Lauderdale Center for Student Health and Counseling if not covered by a parent or guardians insurance. 

If an intercollegiate sports accident/injury occurs requiring a medical specialist, the student-athlete’s own health insurance provides the primary insurance coverage. We strongly suggest that if your insurance plan does not cover providers in the Geneseo area that you look into a “guest membership” for our area from your insurance company. This will help to minimize the problems associated with insurance billing should an outside referral be required.

As a part of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, and under the auspices of the team physician, the athletic training staff provides high quality medical care for varsity athletes.  All full-time staff members are certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association, the New York State Athletic Trainers Association and are licensed Health Care Practitioners in the state of New York.  Athletic trainers are responsible for the evaluation, management, rehabilitation and treatment of injuries/illnesses that may occur during participation in athletic endeavors. Athletic training services offered on campus, including rehabilitation, are provided to all students at no cost.

We look forward to working with you; don’t hesitate to call with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely, 

Sharon West, M.A.Ed, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
SUNY Geneseo 

 

GENESEO MEDICAL HISTORY UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS

 If you have any problems with the following instructions, please contact Jeremie Stearns (585-245-5341, stearns@geneseo.edu)

RETURNING STUDENTS:
PLEASE PRINT THE MEDICAL HISTORY UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS LOCATED HERE BEFORE ACCESSING THE ATHLETIC PRE-PARTICIPATION MEDICAL HISTORY/UPDATE LINK BELOW. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO USE YOUR CURRENT ATHLETE PROFILE (ID AND PASSWORD) AND DO NOT CREATE A NEW ONE.  

INCOMING (NEW) STUDENTS:
PLEASE PRINT THE MEDICAL HISTORY SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS LOCATED HERE BEFORE ACCESSING THE ATHLETIC PRE-PARTICIPATION MEDICAL HISTORY/UPDATE LINK BELOW. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO MAKE NOTE OF YOUR ATHLETE ID AND PASSWORD ONCE YOU HAVE CREATED A PROFILE. 

Link: Athletic Pre-participation Medical History/Update



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