The sports medicine staff strives to maintain the health and wellness of Langston University student-athletes through the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Team physicians, certified athletic trainers, and student athletic training aides work in collaboration to provide superior athletic health care services for the student-athletes of Langston University.
The certified athletic trainers and sports medicine staff at Langston University work under the direct supervision of the physicians from Orthopedic Associates. Our team physician is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with a specialty in sports medicine. Our team physician is Dr. Gary Anderson, MD.
Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are professionals who specialize in athletic healthcare. They work under the direction of a physician and have extensive education and experience in injury prevention, assessment, care, and rehabilitation. Certified athletic trainers must complete a Bachelors or Masters Degree program from an accredited institution and pass a national certifying exam to be eligible to practice. Like all healthcare professionals, they are required to keep current in their field by completing continuing education units (CEUs) on a two year cycle. The team physician, certified athletic trainers and student athletic training aides work together to provide superior athletic healthcare services to the student-athletes of Langston University.
The sports medicine team will provide medical coverage, with its staff and/or students, for all official in-season practices and home competitions. Every effort will be made to provide coverage for non-traditional seasons during the academic school year. Summer workouts or non-approved, off-season athletic events will not receive coverage.
If a student-athlete is injured while participating in an official intercollegiate sport activity they will be evaluated by a certified athletic trainer, provided immediate care, and referred for follow-up care, when necessary. Appropriate documentation of the injury/illness, including immediate management and follow-up plan, will be maintained in the student-athlete's personal athletic medical file.
Student Athlete Privacy and Confidentiality
The content of a student-athlete's athletic medical file is considered Personal Health Information and is therefore protected by law. Personal Health Information (PHI) includes, but is not limited to: documentation regarding the nature and treatment of an injury/illness, medical history, pre-participation screening exam, participation status, insurance coverage and copies of any other medical records. Information obtained from any of these documents is considered confidential. The sports medicine staff of Langston University will not disclose (written and/or verbally) any of the information contained in these records without the express written consent of the student-athlete. The signed consent form will be kept on file in the athletic training office.
Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Staff
Gary Anderson: M.D.
Ross McCulloh: MS, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer
Melissa Wergeles: MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Visiting Team Information for 2016-17
Langston University Drug Testing Policy
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