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Student athletes and cheerleaders planning to play sports next school year can receive their state-mandated sports physical free, courtesy of King’s Daughters Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and community partners throughout the region.

Providers participating in the sports physical program include orthopedic surgeon James Rice, M.D., sports medicine physician Andy Gilliland, M.D., physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Scott Akers, M.D.; and nurse practitioners Terri Hall and Liz Spurlock.

Physicals are for student athletes age 13 to 19. Appointments are not needed, but a parent/legal guardian must accompany the student and provide consent.

Physicals have been scheduled at the following times and locations:  

  • 9 a.m. – noon Monday, May 13 at Fairview High School, 2123 W. Main St., Ashland
  • 8:30 – 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Sports Medicine, 613 23rd St., Suite 350, Ashland. For students who attend Paul G. Blazer and South Point high schools.
  • 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Russell High School, 709 Red Devil Lane, Russell
  • 8:30 – 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Johnson Central High School, 257 N. Mayo Trail, Paintsville
  • 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 at West Carter High School, 365 W. Carter Drive, Olive Hill
  • 1:30 – 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at East Carter High School, 405 Hitchins Road, Grayson
  • 9 – 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 14 at Paintsville High School, 225 2nd St., Paintsville
  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 17 at Pikeville High School, 120 Championship Drive
  • 9 – 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 21 at Greenup County High School, 196 Musketeer Drive, Greenup

Student/parent must bring the appropriate state (Kentucky or Ohio) physical forms with them, which can be downloaded from or

For more information about the sports physical program, please call (606) 327-0036 during regular business hours.

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# Nicholae
Monday, April 15, 2013 3:46 AM
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