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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a field that provides health care for physically active people. Its main purpose is to minimize the risk of injury and to treat effectively injuries that do occur. Sports medicine draws on the knowledge of many specialists, including physicians, athletic trainers, physiologists, kinesiologists and physical educators. These experts aid in determining the kind of training needed to help athletes perform to their highest capabilities, without injury. Sports medicine has led to improved diagnosis and treatment of common problems, such as knee injuries and muscle strains, which affect the general public as well as athletes.
John Keith Nichols, MD
Tier One Institute

105 South Willow

Cookeville, TN 38501

931-526-9518; 1-888-MR-BONES (888-672-6637)

MD, Medical College of Georgia, August, 1992; Internship, Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, 1993; Residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Frazier Rehab Center, University of Louisville, 1996; Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Gregory Joseph Roberts, M.D.
Tier 1 Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Institute

105 S. Willow, Cookeville, TN 38501

931-526-9518 or 1-888- MR BONES

M.D., University of Tennessee at Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, 1999; Orthopedic Surgery Residence, University of Tennessee at Memphis, Campbell Clinic, Memphis, Tennessee; Board Certified in Orthopedics; Member, American Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

John M. Turnbull, M.D.
Tier 1 Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Institute

105 S. Willow Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501

931-526-9518

M.D., Vanderbilt University, 1995; Internship in general surgery, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1996; Orthopaedic surgery residency, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1999; Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery; Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Association.