School’s In Session | Don’t Forget About Children and Teen Safety

Date Created: 08/16/2016
By Nicholas Dodaro, M.D., ABEM, FACEP

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School is already in session in much of Central Florida, and that means many of our children and teens will be playing sports again. While it’s an exciting time of year, remember to keep safety top of mind.

Emergency rooms reported approximately 16 million sports-related injuries among children from 2001 to 2013.

Get the stats about sports injuries among children and teens in this infographic, and learn tips to help prevent injury and stay safe during the school year.

If your little one does get injured, don’t forget GuideWell Emergency Doctors can help. We have two urgent care facilities in the Orlando area, with one more on the way in Ocoee. Our facilities have on-site diagnostic tools such as x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound and more to diagnosis and treat injuries quickly.

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Nicholas Dodaro, M.D., ABEM, FACEP

Dr. Dodaro is board certified with the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a graduate of Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. His residency training included an internship at Georgetown University in Internal Medicine followed by Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida HSC Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Dodaro still enjoys seeing patients in all Crucial Care facilities and serves in a variety of leadership and management roles throughout the organization. He has held privileges in a variety of settings, such as private hospitals, free standing Emergency Departments, and Academic Medical Centers. He is actively involved in the growth and development of the Crucial Care Management Services based in Jacksonville. Dr. Dodaro enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

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