October 27, 2011

Sumner Regional Medical Center Adds Family/Sports Medicine Physician to Medical Staff
Sports Medicine trained family medicine practitioner Jeff Kindred, D.O. will also lead SRMC's new BodyGuard Sports Medicine program

Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has added Jeff Kindred, D.O., a family medicine physician who was fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine at the University of Notre Dame to the hospital’s medical staff and also named him medical director of SRMC’s BodyGuard Sports Medicine program, CEO Mary Jo Lewis announced today.


Mary Jo Lewis“We are fortunate to have Dr. Kindred, a family medicine physician who is also fellowship trained and board certified in sports medicine, joining our medical staff and serving as medical director of our growing sports medicine program,” said Lewis. “The first non-surgical sports medicine physician in Sumner County, Dr. Kindred is an excellent addition to our medical staff and our BodyGuard Sports Medicine program. He has a true passion for sports medicine care and we are fortunate to have someone with his training and experience on our team.”


Dr. Kindred completed medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Mo., completed his residency at Saint Joseph Family Medicine, South Bend, Ind., and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend.  He is board certified in both family and sports medicine.


“Each of us, young and old, can be athletes, it is just a matter of getting out and being active,” said Kindred. “Although my training has been focused on athletes of all ages, musculoskeletal injuries are very common in the workplace and in everyday life. Each of us will encounter musculoskeletal injuries, whether sport related or not, and the majority of these are non-surgical. I hope to care for both athletes and non-athletes alike who have a musculoskeletal injury or problem that needs evaluation. My goal is to get my patients back to what they would like to be doing as quickly as we can.”


Dr. Kindred’s special areas of interest include injury prevention, concussion management, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, platelet rich plasma therapy and ultrasound-guided injections. While working as a team physician at the University of Notre Dame, he received additional training in the Functional Movement Screen, which is being studied to help predict pre-season injury risk. 


His previous experience includes event and training room coverage in both men’s and women’s sports at University of Notre Dame, including men’s football, basketball, soccer, hockey and boxing, women’s soccer, and cross country/track and field.  He also served as the team physician for Mishawaka High School, and treated patients at both the University of Notre Dame Student Health Center and Saint Mary’s Student Health Center while completing his fellowship. 


He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, among others.  Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Kindred, his wife and two children have relocated to Sumner County and look forward to becoming involved in the community.


Dr. Kindred is now seeing patients at Southern Sports Medicine Institute, LLC, where he has joined orthopaedic surgeons Drs. Thomas Gaustch and Paul Grutter.  Appointments with Dr. Kindred can be made by calling Southern Sports Medicine at (615) 452-3320. Southern Sports Medicine provides a full range of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine services to residents of Gallatin and the surrounding communities.



About Sumner Regional Medical Center

Sumner Regional Medical Center, a progressive, 155-bed acute care facility in Gallatin, Tenn., is the flagship hospital of HighPoint Health System.  The hospital offers a full range of diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, women’s and rehabilitative services and has been serving the communities of Sumner County and beyond for more than 50 years.
To learn more, visit www.MySumnerMedical.com.



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