- The Team Behind the Team
- Helping You Become ‘GOOD TO GO’
- Our Mission
- The “A” Team
- We're Team Players
- Our Team Vitae
- Fast Facts
Helping You Become ‘GOOD TO GO’
Our sports medicine and orthopedic doctors have a strong commitment to active people and athletes. With the advanced sports medicine training and skills they bring to TOC, we offer patients a team of highly experienced physicians and support who care for patients of all ages. Our team works closely with each patient to help them return to and exceed the level of activity and performance they experienced at the time of their injury.
Our team includes:
- Sports medicine physicians
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Rehabilitation specialists
- Certified prosthetics and orthotics specialists
- Certified athletic trainers
Our mission is simple: Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic is committed to providing excellence in sports medicine care. Our mission is to help people from every age and skill level regain and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
We believe that physical activity is essential to a healthy lifestyle and that the promotion of safety education in sport participation is crucial in order to prevent further injury, and future injuries. It is important to treat sports injuries as early as possible to achieve optimal recovery and evade the development of a chronic condition.break; case "ateam": ?>
The “A” Team
Click on your physician’s name to view his profile and curriculum vitae.
The TOC Sports Medicine Team includes:
- Tom C. Haney, M.D.
- William Douglas Henderson, M.D.
- Mark E. Fahey, M.D.
- Floyd R. Jaggears, M.D.
- Steve E. Jordan, M.D.
- Kris D. Stowers, M.D.
- Garrison A. Rolle, M.D.
- William H. Thompson, M.D.
- Robert L. Thornberry, M.D.
- Andrew M. Wong, M.D.
- Andrew H. Borom, M.D.
- Thomas M. Park, M.D.
- Don Beeman, P.A.-C
- Mike Bertagnolli, P.A.-C
- Steve Judge, P.A.-C
- Brian Parker, P.A.-C
- Shannon Roney, P.A.-C
- Meg Cureton, P.A.-C
We're Team Players
In addition to Drs. Haney, Henderson, Stowers, Thompson, and Jordan serving as team physician for the Florida State University (FSU) football team, every FSU athletic sport team is covered by one of the members of our practice.
Currently, we within our group, we take care of athletes at Florida State University, Florida A&M University, several junior colleges, and approximately 45 high schools in the area. We provide either trainers, team physicians, or both for the above mentioned schools. We have a very large outreach program for our sports medicine program in Tallahassee and within an approximate 75-mile radius.break; case "vitae": ?>
Our Team Vitae
- Team Physician, Florida State University
- Team Physician, Florida A&M University
- Former Team Physician, L.A. Rams, L.A. Lakers, L.A. Dodgers, L.A. Kings, California Angels, USC Trojans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Team Physicians (donating services) to 45 area high school sports teams
- Tallahassee Medical Liaison, British Olympic Association, 1993-1996
- Faculty, FSU College of Medicine
- American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Herodicus Society for Sports Medicine
- President, Florida Orthopedic Society, 2005
- Voted Best Orthopedic Practice in North Florida, 2004
- American College of Sports Medicine
- Florida Athletic Coaches Association
- Recognized as one of the best Orthopedic Surgeons in the Tampa Bay area
- Director of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Naval Medical Center
- Athletic Trainers Association of Florida’s Sports Medicine Person of the Year, 1997
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Chairman, Orthopedic Service, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
- Chief of Staff, Capital Regional Medical Center
- Board of Directors, Capital Regional Medical Center
When should you replace those running shoes?
As a rule of thumb, running shoes should be replaced about every 550 miles for lighter runners and about every 350 miles for heavier runners. Running in old or worn-out shoes can increase the risk of injuries because shoes lose stability and shock absorption over time.
How hard should you push?
You should always be able to catch your breath and speak comfortably while exercising. It is normal to sense effort, and maybe even discomfort, but you should never sense pain. For moderate endurance exercise, simply walk a little farther each time you exercise and gradually increase the pace of your walks as the weeks pass. For strength exercise, lift a weight that you usually lift but do it more times than normal.
Stories From The Sidelines
Click on a title to read some our physician’s favorite stories from the sidelines about their love of sports medicine.break; default: ?>
The Team Behind The Team
Sports Medicine is a medical subspecialty that diagnoses, treats and prevents sports-related injuries and advances the science of exercise. While sports medicine is usually perceived as a discipline concerned with repairing athletes’ traumatic injuries, this medical science is much more encompassing. From the weekend athlete to the marathon runner, anyone who participates in exercise can benefit from the knowledge and skills of a dedicated team of professionals with a long history of successful experiences resulting from decades of caring for aspiring professional athletes as well as active individuals of all ages.
“Our collective experience in sports medicine allows us to bring a wealth of knowledge to anyone who participates in exercise and physical activity,” says Dr. Tom Haney, co-founding partner of Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC). “Whether it is a professional athlete or an elderly person exercising to keep fit, Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic not only offers a multidisciplinary approach to injuries, but we have a remarkable amount of talent and experience to bring to patients.”
TOC was founded in 1972 by Drs. Doug Henderson and Tom Haney as the first medical practice in north Florida dedicated exclusively to sports medicine. Today TOC continues to grow to meet the needs of an ever expanding area of service in North Florida and South Georgia and includes 16 orthopedists, and two family practice physicians with subspecialties, eight Physician Assistants (PA), four Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP), four Registered Nurses (RN), two certified orthopedic & prosthetic providers and a support team of medical and technical assistants.
The clinical goal of the Sports Medicine program at TOC is to return the injured athlete to his or her chosen sport or exercise quickly, with the least possible risk of re-injury.break; } ?>