Mercer Medicine officially opened its new Sports Medicine Clinic on the Mercer campus patients earlier this year. Under the direction of Shelley Street Callender, MD, chief of sports medicine and associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine for the Mercer University School of Medicine, the Sports Medicine Clinic offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of non-surgical sports-related injuries and conditions to athletes and physically active persons of all ages, including pediatric and adolescent patients.

"The Sports Medicine Clinic provides services to all Mercer student athletes, as well as Mercer faculty and staff and the general community," explains William F. Bina, III, MD, Dean of the Mercer University School of Medicine. "At present, the staff consists of a physician board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics with special qualifications in Sports Medicine; an LPN; and a medical receptionist. We will be hiring a physical therapist and a radiology technician in the very near future to round out the full service capability of the clinic."

The clinic is located inside the Drake Field House and features state-of-the-art physical therapy and rehabilitation equipment, on-site x-ray, ultrasound and laboratory services, three patient exam rooms and three physical evaluation treatment rooms.

Board-certified in pediatrics and internal medicine, Dr. Callender earned her medical degree from Syracuse Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, and completed her residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her fellowship in Sports Medicine at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, Michigan.

In addition to providing care to Mercer's student athletes, Dr. Callender is accepting new patients and patient referrals throughout Central Georgia. She is also an in-network provider for Mercer University faculty and staff.

The Mercer Medicine Sports Medicine Clinic is located at 1327 Stadium Drive in the Drake Field House on the Mercer campus. To schedule an appointment and to verify insurance coverage, you may call (478) 301-2382.