Sports physical exam program helps student athletes, raises money for schools


TITUSVILLE, Fla. - Doctors donate 100 percent of proceeds to North Brevard County schools’ athletic programs

Parrish Medical Group doctors Anthony Allotta, D.O., and Michael Magee, M.D., are enabling local teen-age athletes to receive affordable school sports physicals - and raise money for their schools at the same time.

Dr. Allotta and Dr. Magee annually set aside specific days to perform sports physicals at 60% percent below normal cost – and then return every cent back to the students’ schools.

Parrish Medical Group hosts yearly sports physical events in June and August. This year, on June 1, Dr. Allotta and Dr. Magee conducted 138 sports physicals for area students, contributing $1,380 to the young athletes’ schools.

“I look at this as an opportunity to ensure our student athletes are physically able to compete,” said Dr. Allotta, who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. “If a student has a physical condition that would prevent or prohibit their participation in sports, we can identify that early on.”

Dr. Magee, who is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and who completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at John Hopkins University in 1996, said helping schools is an added plus.

“Everyone knows schools can use every dollar they can get, so our program enables us to help kids and families at lower cost while benefiting their schools,” Dr. Magee said.

The next sports physical event is planned for 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2, at Parrish Medical Center, 951 N. Washington Avenue, Titusville, in the physical rehabilitation department.

PMC’s physical rehabilitation department is located just inside the hospital’s main entrance, which faces U.S. I.  No appointment is necessary. Cost is $10. Male and female athletes are encouraged to attend. A parent or guardian must accompany the athlete. Please call 321-268-6PMG (6764) for more information.

Dr. Anthony Allotta serves as the team doctor for Space Coast Junior/Senior High School, Port St. John. Dr. Michael Magee serves as the team doctor for Titusville High School. Both physicians are part of the Parrish Orthopedic Care team recently recognized with the Women’s Choice Award® distinguishing it as one of the 2013 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Orthopedics.