Sports Medicine Clinic open

Mercer Medicine Sports Medicine Clinic Open for Business

August 7, 2013

Dr. Shelley Callender examines a patient at the new Mercer Medicine Sports Medicine Clinic.

MACON, Ga. – Mercer Medicine officially opened its new Sports Medicine Clinic on the University's Macon campus to patients earlier this year. Under the direction of Shelley Street Callender, M.D., chief of sports medicine and associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine for the Mercer 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 clinic is located inside 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, N.Y., and completed her residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Mich. She completed her fellowship in sports medicine at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit.

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 Drake Field House on the Macon campus. To schedule an appointment or to verify insurance coverage, please call (478) 301-2382.

About Mercer Medicine

Mercer Medicine is the multi-specialty physician group practice operated by the Mercer University School of Medicine. Staffed exclusively by faculty physicians with the School of Medicine, Mercer Medicine uses the latest health care innovations, treatments and procedures to provide advanced primary and specialized care to patients throughout Central Georgia. Mercer Medicine physicians are board-certified in family and/or internal medicine and specialize in cardiology, critical care medicine, endocrinology, infectious disease, nephrology, psychiatry and behavioral science, pulmonology, rheumatology and sports medicine. Backed by the academic resources of Mercer University, Mercer Medicine physicians also conduct groundbreaking clinical research in their specialized fields of study. Mercer Medicine currently employs more than 45 faculty physicians at clinic locations in downtown Macon and on the Mercer University campus. For more information about Mercer Medicine and its physicians, please call (478) 301-2528.

About Mercer University

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 12 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing, health professions, and continuing and professional studies – on campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah – and four regional academic centers across the state. The Mercer Health Sciences Center, launched July 1, 2012, includes the University's medical, nursing, health sciences and pharmacy schools. Mercer is affiliated with four teaching hospitals – Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The University also has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. It operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program.

Tara F. Poole
(478) 301-2528