(December 12, 2016) – Roy Lemaster, MD, CAQ has been named the program director for Halifax Health – Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.
Dr. Lemaster is a 2007 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio and completed his residency in family medicine at RiversideMethodistHospital, also in Columbus. He obtained a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine after completing his fellowship at Kettering Sports Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Prior to joining Halifax Health, Dr. Lemaster was a sports medicine physician at the University of Cincinnati. He has sporting event experience covering all ages, including team coverage of high school, college, and professional sports. He has a special interest in procedural medicine including joint/soft tissue injections and minor skin procedures.
The Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Halifax Health is a one-year position open to graduates of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Family Medicine Residency Programs achieving American Board of Family Medicine Certification or similar training credentials in internal medicine and emergency medicine or is a qualified physical medicine and rehabilitation applicant. Graduates of the program are eligible for American Board of Family Practice Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. Halifax Health’s program has been ACGME accredited since 1997 when it became the first accredited community-based sports medicine program in Florida.
The program’s Sport Medicine Fellow serves as the team physician to three local collegiate athletic departments –
Bethune-Cookman University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Daytona State College – and one high school – Mainland High School. In addition, Halifax Health is the Official Healthcare Provider for the Daytona Tortugas, a Minor League Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.