October, 2005 - Sports medicine and internal medicine physicians from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Rush University Medical Center have been selected to serve as team physicians for the Chicago Bulls. This marks the second year that MOR has served as the team physicians for the Bulls.
"I wanted our players, staff and front office personnel to have the best medical expertise available," said Fred Tedeschi, Head Athletic Trainer for the Chicago Bulls. U.S. News & World Report ranked the Rush University Medical Center Orthopaedic Program #1 in Illinois. The physicians of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush make up the largest part of the Rush University Medical Center Orthopaedic Program.
Dr. Brian Cole, a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon, will serve as the head team physician for the Bulls. Drs. Bernard R. Bach, Jr., Gregory P. Nicholson, Kathleen M. Weber, Charles A. Bush-Joseph, Anthony A. Romeo, George Holmes and Nikhil N. Verma will all serve as co-team physicians. Drs. Cole, Bush-Joseph, Bach, Nicholson, Romeo and Verma are orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in sports medicine; Dr. Weber is board certified in internal medicine and sports medicine and Dr. Holmes is a specialist in foot and ankle reconstruction. As orthopaedic specialists, these physicians treat everything from broken bones to torn anterior cruciate ligaments and rotator cuffs.
"We're there to work with Fred Tedeschi to make sure the Bulls' players are in optimal condition, and that if an injury does occur, we can provide an accurate, rapid diagnosis with initial care to minimize time off the court," said Cole.
An orthopaedics specialist and an internal medicine specialist will attend each of the Bulls home games and cover practices at the Berto training facility in Deerfield. The team physicians will also provide care for visiting team players, coaches and referees.
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Dennis Viellieu, CEO
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, LLC