Two new physicians and two nurse practitioners are now seeing patients at the UConn Health Center as part of the sports medicine team.
Dr. Cory Edgar is an orthopaedic surgeon who treats orthopaedic sports injuries, including complex shoulder and knee injuries, and has a research interest in the anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus, and soft tissue healing. He joins the UConn Health Center from the Boston University, where he was a head team physician and an attending surgeon in the Division of Sports Medicine. Edgar is a graduate of the UConn Health Center’s orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship and residency trained in orthopaedic surgery and general surgery at the Boston University Medical Center, where he also earned his medical degree and Ph.D. in biochemistry. His research focus is in using stem cells to enhance the healing of sports medicine related injuries. Edgar is seeing patients in Farmington and, starting in December, at the UConn Health Center’s new medical office in Storrs.
Dr. Matthew Hall’s areas of expertise include non-operative treatment of all sports injuries including shoulder, knee, ankle, and foot as well as concussions, particularly at the high school and college level. He also takes care of general shoulder problems such as rotator cuff injuries and knee arthritis. Hall completed a UConn primary care sports medicine fellowship, a joint program with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. A graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he residency trained in family medicine at Brown University and the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Hall is seeing patients in Farmington and, starting in December, at the UConn Health Center’s new medical office in Storrs.
Nurse practitioner Geriann Gallagher brings expertise in both Western and Eastern Medicine to treat neck pain, back pain, and other orthopaedic ailments including sports injuries. Gallagher works closely with UConn’s orthopaedic surgeons who can offer same-day appointments and is a licensed acupuncturist who sees patients with maladies such as insomnia and stress. Gallagher has a doctorate in nursing from Rush University in Chicago and a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, Mass. She joins the Health Center from private practice in Bloomfield.
Nurse practitioner Andrea Osipiak also works closely with the UConn’s orthopaedic surgeons and can offer same-day appointments, enhancing patient access to the orthopaedic surgery team. As an advanced practice registered nurse, she can prescribe and adjust medications, medical equipment, physical and occupational therapy, and home health services. She also can order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory studies for further conservative care or in preparation for surgical intervention. Osipiak joins UConn from New York University, where she practiced after earning a Master of Science in nursing.
To schedule an appointment, call 860-679-7692 or 800-535-6232. More information about the UConn Health Center’s sports medicine team is available at http://uconnsportsmed.uchc.edu.