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Lawrence Hospital Expands Sports Medicine Service

July 10, 2018

Columbia Orthopedics has expanded its sports medicine service at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Westchester County, NY. This comprehensive program now offers interdisciplinary care for athletes of all ages and skill levels, including primary care sports medicine for active individuals, advanced care for elite athletes, pediatric orthopedic care, and a new sports performance center that is scheduled to open in early 2019. This program was brought together by Michael Fosina, President of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital; William N. Levine, MD, Chairman of Columbia Orthopedics, and Jeffrey A. Geller, MD, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence.

Sports medicine specialists Elan L. Goldwaser, DO; David Kovacevic, MD; and Charles A. Popkin, MD will be heading up this service line. Physical therapist Joseph Ciccone, DPT will be among the staff for the sports performance center when it opens.

Dr. Popkin on the upcoming center:

“The sports performance center grew from the vision of Dr. Levine and Dr. Chris Ahmad. We’re focusing on bridging the gap in sports medicine between when an athlete finishes physical therapy and is ready to return to play at full power. We’ll have sports medicine specialists and physical therapists who can help patients who are winding down therapy and getting back to the field.”

Dr. Goldwaser is excited for the opportunities this new location can offer the residents of Westchester:

“Since I’ve started working for ColumbiaDoctors in Westchester County, my patient panel has filled rapidly. We’re looking at hiring more primary care sports medicine physicians.”

Dr. Popkin is particularly happy about the convenience for patients in Westchester who are seeking the same level of individualized treatment they expect from Columbia Orthopedics.

“We offer the benefit of seeing a ColumbiaDoctors physician or surgeon without the drive into the city.”

For more information about what is offered at this new location, view a detailed breakdown of our services here.

Follow our providers on Twitter for the latest updates from their practices: Dr. Goldwaser, Dr. Kovacevic, Dr. Popkin.

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