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CSCC to Collaborate with UNC – Chapel Hill to Study Concussion Outcomes
January 20th, 2015

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Sport-Related Concussion & Head Injury Research Study



UNC IRB Study #: 14-1357


Want to learn more about how your child is responding to his/her sport-related concussion or head injury?


Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are conducting a study of sport-related head injuries in collaboration with Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine. If your child sustained a head injury in sport, is 8-18 years old and is seeing their provider within 3 days of their injury, they may be eligible to participate.


The study only involves information gathered from your child’s initial visit and completion of a 1-month follow-up survey either online or via phone. Let your Athletic Trainer/provider know if you and your child may be interested!


You can also contact Johna Register-Mihalik, the Principal Investigator for the study at (919) 962-2702 or



Dr. Josh Bloom to Speak at NHL All Star Weekend Event
January 20th, 2015

January 20, 2015

Dr. Bloom will be presenting to the National Hockey League’s Team Physician’s Society as part of this weekend’s NHL All Star events.

His presentation will include the most up to date concussion evaluation information and methods that all of our physicians use on the concussion patients seen in our office.

We are also proud to announce that Dr. Bloom has been invited to serve as a member of the Return to Play Task Force of the Concussion Subcommittee of the NHL/NHLPA Joint Health and Safety Committee.

This is an awesome representation for CFPSM as well as the Carolina Sports Concussion Clinic!

Concussion 101 Video
September 23rd, 2014

Here is a great information video on concussions and what steps are included in the recovery process:


Concussion Study with the Duke School of Nursing
June 16th, 2014

Dr. Charles Vacchiano of the Duke School of Nursing is conducting a study to assess latent cognitive dysfunction in adults (18+) who have sustained a concussion in the last six months.

Click here  for more details, or contact Janna Fonseca at



Dr. Josh Bloom featured on Whistle and a Clipboard
April 23rd, 2014

Listen in on the podcast “The Concussion Discussion” featured on Whistle and a Clipboard. This podcast features Dr. Bloom in a candid discussion with Coach Jason Oates on topics from the importance of the coach/athlete relationship, what sparked Dr. Bloom’s interest in sports-related concussion, and sheds some important light on this ever-evolving injury.


Article Published in Athletic Training & Sports Health Care
December 26th, 2013

CSCC’s Medical Director, Dr. Josh Bloom, recently had an article published in AT&SHC.  His “Pearls of Practice” article was featured in the November/December 2013 issue and highlighted the vestibular and oculo-motor assessments used by our providers and athletic trainers as part of our comprehensive concussion evaluation.


Read the full article here.

Updated Position Statements
April 26th, 2013


Three new position statements were recently release from major medical organizations, outlining the most recent recommendations regarding concussion recognition and management.

The Consensus statement on concussion in sport was released following the International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich in November 2012.

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine released its position statement regarding concussion in sport, with the goal to provide an evidence-based, best practice summary of sports-related concussion.

Finally, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) provides further recommendations in its position statement pertinent to student-athletes, lawmakers, athletic associations, and licensed healthcare professionals.

The AAN also released a document supporting evidence-based guidelines in the evaluation and management of sports-related concussion.


Important Practice News
October 24th, 2012

October  2012 

The physicians of Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine would like to take a moment and share some exciting changes to our practice.


First, we would like to thank you for your patience as our Cary Location has undergone a significant physical change. The additional space and much needed facelift to the existing space were much needed and we look forward to finalizing these changes for the benefit of both patients and staff. 


Second, we would like to welcomeMark Sakr, DO to our CFP&SM Family.  Dr. Sakr is a familiar face, as he completed his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship through UNC-Chapel Hill & CFP&SM.  Dr. Sakr will begin seeing patients in November.


Finally, effective November 1, CFP&SM will embark on a new affiliation as a Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC).  The decision to affiliate with the PDC was made after thoughtful consideration and much due diligence on the part of our partner physicians and management team.  This new affiliation will provide numerous benefits to our patients.  It will allow us to keep our billing in house, providing a consistent level of service in this area.  CFP&SM will have greater autonomy in several areas, thus allowing our clinic the opportunity to pursue programming and services to better serve our entire patient population.  We will also continue to focus on maintaining and advancing our status as a NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home.


Concurrent to this transition, James R. Stevens, MD will begin serving as the physician administrator for CFP&SM.


As a result of the transition to the PDC, you may receive a letter from your insurance company stating the physicians of CFP&SM are no longer in-network due to our departure from Novant Medical Group.  We will still be in-network with your insurance.  Please call our billing department at 919-238-2000, option 6 with any questions or concerns.  In fact, effective November 1, we will also now be in-network with Duke Select.


CFP&SM will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2013.  We take a great amount of pride in how our clinic has grown and the reputation we have established in theWakeCountyarea.  If you have any feedback about your experience with our clinic, we would very much like to hear it, as growth is a result of listening to our patients and their concerns and feedback.


We are sincerely appreciative that you allow us the privilege to serve as your healthcare provider.




The physicians and staff of Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine

CFPSM, Jude Carr Featured in N&O Article
May 21st, 2012

On Sunday, May 20 the News & Observer ran an article featuring Sanderson girls soccer goalie, Carly Tinstman.  The story documented her concussion history, and followed her recovery from her most recent injury.

See the link below for the full article.


CNN to debut documentary about concussions
January 16th, 2012

In 2008, Jaquan Waller of Greenville, NC suffered from Second Impact Syndrome which tragically ended his life.

Since his death, high schools across the country have been questioning and re-addressing how they manage sports-related concussions. 

On January 29, a full-length documentary titled “Big Hits, Broken Dreams” will examine the risks associated with these injuries.

Click here for a preview.