As the San Diego Seals open their inaugural season, the professional box lacrosse team has selected UC San Diego Health, the region’s only college health system, as the official health care provider.
Onsite medical care for all Seals training camps and home games athletes is led by David EJ Bazzo, MD, Primary Care Physician / Sports Medicine Specialist and Chief Team Physician of the UC San Diego Health; Catherine M. Robertson, MD, chief sports medicine, team associate and chief orthopedic surgeon; Bryan T. Leek, MD, orthopedic surgeon and team physician; and Kenneth S. Taylor, MD, primary care physician / sports medicine specialist and team associate physician; with the support of a massage therapist and a nutritionist.
âWe are delighted to partner with the Seals as they bring professional indoor lacrosse to our region,â said Bazzo. “The sport is known to be fast and physical and we look forward to applying our own team approach to help keep these players in top shape.”
Through this partnership, Seals athletes have access to cutting-edge sports medicine and orthopedic care, including emerging surgical techniques and imaging and diagnostic tools. The team also benefits from UC San Diego Health’s expertise in family medicine, nutritional education and massage therapy. UC San Diego Health and the Seals will collaborate in outreach and awareness efforts to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle in the local community.
âIt is a great honor to be associated with the premier healthcare brand in San Diego County,â said Steve Govett, president of the San Diego Seals. “The Seals are proud to partner with UC San Diego Health, who are leaders in community outreach, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching.”
In addition to this partnership with the Seals, UC San Diego Health is the official health care provider for the San Diego Padres, the regional medical center of the United States Olympic Committee, and provides medical care to UC San Diego Athletics, the San Diego Sockers. and many other local teams, schools and community events.
About UC San Diego Health
UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health care system, is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through community commitment, groundbreaking research, and inspired teaching. For 2018-19, American News and World Report ranked UC San Diego Health among the best in the country in six medical and surgical specialties for adults, including pulmonology, geriatrics, cardiology, cancer, neurology and orthopedics. The 808-bed university health system includes UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and Jacobs Medical Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion, and Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, all in La Jolla, as well as primary care and same-day services at clinics in Southern California. For more information visit health.ucsd.edu
About the San Diego Seals
The San Diego Seals are an expansion team of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), the only professional box lacrosse league in the world. The league ranks third for average professional indoor sports attendance in the world, behind the NBA and NHL. San Diego is hosting its inaugural season opener at home on Saturday, Jan.12, 2019 at 7 p.m. The Seals will play their home games at Pechanga Arena San Diego, the city’s premier destination for sporting events, family shows, and live entertainment. For more information, visit SealsLax.com or follow the seals on social media.