Doc Talk: Sounds from the Sidelines

When the Miami Central Senior High Rockets took on the Miami Norland Vikings on Friday night at Traz Powell Stadium in a 56-to-6 victory, many likely didn’t notice the doctor walking from one side of the field to the other.

Yet, that doctor – orthopedic surgeon John Zvijac, M.D., from Doctors Hospital Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine – played a role important to both programs and their athletes.

Dr. Zvijac and his partners have worked with Miami-Dade County Public Schools as the official sports medicine providers for more than 20 years, giving on-the-spot care to injured athletes.  Additionally, they partner with the schools’ athletic trainers and coaches to keep them aware of the latest advances in orthopedic care and offer student athletes free physicals at the start of the season.

On Friday night, Dr. Zvijac thankfully had time to enjoy the game, as only two minor injuries occurred, prompting him to give advice to help the players work through their pain.

Hear how he manages injuries from the sidelines in his own words.

Healthcare that Cares

With internationally renowned centers of excellence, 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Baptist Health is an anchor institution of the South Florida communities we serve.

Language Preference / Preferencia de idioma

I want to see the site in English

Continue In English

Quiero ver el sitio en Español

Continuar en español