Sparrow teams up with Mayo, MSU for free community forum on concussion management

Brooke Lemmen, D.O., Sparrow and MSU Sports Medicine Physician

Every time a student-athlete hits the field, he or she faces the risk of sustaining a concussion.

As part of our mission to improve the health of the people in the mid-Michigan region, Sparrow teamed up Mayo Clinic and Michigan State University experts to discuss concussion management during a free community forum Concussions: Managing ‘Brain Sprain’on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Sports-related head injuries are a huge health concern and also the focus of a Will Smith movie due out in December. Concussion is based on the true story of a forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known.

Randolph Pearson, M.D., Team Physician, MSU Football

Speakers included Cara C. Prideaux, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Sports Medicine, Brooke Lemmen, D.O., Sparrow and MSU Sports Medicine Physician, and Randolph Pearson, M.D., Team Physician, MSU Football.

Choose Wisely. Choose Sparrow.