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Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center Opens at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
Date:11/1/2013

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute and Wills Eye Hospital have collaborated to establish the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center (J.C.C.C.) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The J.C.C.C. will be among the very few concussion centers in the nation to provide clinical care in areas such as neuro-opthalmology, neuroradiology, psychiatry, and complex rehabilitation at one facility. In addition to providing clinical care, J.C.C.C. will serve as a center for scientific research into concussion.

Physicians can refer patients of all ages and patients can self-refer to the new center by calling 1 800-JEFF NOW. The J.C.C.C. is located in the Corporate Center of the Philadelphia Navy Yard just off of Route 1-95, has ample, free parking, and is convenient to the Philadelphia International Airport. The center expects to draw patients from the entire region.

R. Robert Franks, D.O., a pioneer in concussion care at the Rothman Institute; and Mijail Serruya, M.D. Ph.D, a leading cognitive neurologist at Jefferson, will serve as Medical Co-Directors of the new center.

Dr. Franks worked on early plans for J.C.C.C. with Theodore Taraschi, Ph.D., Vice President of Research at Thomas Jefferson University. Said Dr. Franks: “Our vision was to bring together the leaders in sports and non-sports concussion management to treat patients with the best clinical pathways and return to activity protocols to provide for successful patient outcomes in one facility—comprising all of the subspecialties needed to treat concussion. The center’s strength will be the collaboration of our three groups. We will be one of the few centers in the country to have sports medicine, neurology, neuropsychology, neuro-opthalmology, ophthalmology, neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, physical, occupational and vestibular therapy in one facility to diagnose and t
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