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100 athletes receive free health screenings from Phoebe physicians

Albany State football players are getting prepared for the upcoming season. Albany State football players are getting prepared for the upcoming season.
Phoebe Sports Medicine Physician Kioshi Yamazaki Phoebe Sports Medicine Physician Kioshi Yamazaki
ASU Athletic Director & Professor Dr. Richard Williams. ASU Athletic Director & Professor Dr. Richard Williams.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany State football players are getting prepared for the upcoming season.

Nearly 100 athletes on the team received free health screenings from Phoebe physicians Friday.

Since 2013, Phoebe has partnered with the University serving as the team’s official physicians.

Players received checks on their hearts, lungs, a body assessment, and a full medical history right when they touch down on campus.

Physicians and school officials said these checks are important for everyone.

"It's very important that our children, our teenagers, and our high school and college students continue to see their pediatricians and primary care doctors very regular checkups, said Phoebe Sports Medicine Physician Kioshi Yamazaki,“because this is very focused on key things with athletes in sports.”

"What we want to do is come together and do something for the community. This partnership really helps out with Phoebe and their needs, as well as Albany State athletic department," said ASU Athletic Director & Professor Dr. Richard Williams.

Phoebe physicians also said that they provide checks to high school athletes around the region.

In addition to conducting sport screenings, a Phoebe physician and certified athletic trainer are on the sidelines at every home game. 

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