Lakota West Firebirds


    Team Medical Director: Timothy Kremchek, M.D.

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    Timothy Kremchek, M.D. is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1986, Dr. Kremchek accepted an internship in General Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital. In 1988, he began his residency at Tufts University and affiliated hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1992, he was selected to be a chief resident at the internationally known New England Baptist Hospital. Following, he completed a sports medicine fellowship in Birmingham, Alabama at the world renowned Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine with James R. Andrews, M.D.

    His passion for sports medicine is obvious, since he has been the Medical Director for the Cincinnati Reds, Dayton Dragons and their other minor league affiliates since 1996. In addition, Dr. Kremchek also provides second opinions for the NFL, and is Team Physician for Wilmington College, Morehead State, and Wittenberg University, as well as Medical Director for Moeller, Indian Hill, Kings, Wyoming, Mt. Notre Dame, Mason, Clinton-Massie, Wilmington High School & Wilmington College and Lakota West high schools.

    Dr. Kremchek treats professional athletes from a variety of sports and all levels of competition. He has performed Tommy John Surgery (ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction) on dozens of MLB pitchers, as well as many minor league and college ballplayers. Because of the drastic increase in the number of cases requiring Tommy John surgery, Dr. Kremchek has become one of the most outspoken voices in Southwestern Ohio regarding pitch counts in youth baseball.

    Team Physician: George Matic, M.D.

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    Dr. Matic is part of Dr. Kremchek’s care team and is often available to see patients within 72 hours.

    George Matic, M.D. practices Primary Care Sports Medicine and non-operative Orthopaedics at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is fellowship trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine at The Ohio State University and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Wright State University earning Resident of the Year honors.

    Dr. Matic has special interests in treating endurance athletes and ultrasound-guided injections, orthobiologics such as platelet injections (platelet injections) and percutaneous tenotomy (Tenex) procedures and concussion impact testing.

    He has also been published in peer reviewed journals six times and presented research at the national conferences of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), Mid-America Orthopaedic Association (MAOA), Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC), Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), and the Cap City Sports Medicine Symposium.

    He has served as a team physician for The Ohio State University, Columbus Clippers (the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians), Capital University, University of Dayton, Wright State University and Olentangy and Beavercreek High Schools. At Ohio State, he treated many athletes and provided medical coverage for Ohio State football, volleyball, cross country, track and field, rowing, swimming and diving, ice hockey and wrestling.

    Dr. Matic earned his medical doctorate, master’s and bachelor degrees from The Ohio State University where he received numerous honors and scholarships including the Miriam & Stanley Schwartz Jr. Scholarship in Medicine, Dr. Edward R. Rinaldi Medical Scholarship and Landacre Honor Society Membership.

    Outside of work, he enjoys cycling, and recently participated in the 100-mile Pelotonia ride for cancer research and 80-mile Pedal with Pete ride for cerebral palsy research.

    Head Athletic Trainer – 

    Athletic Trainer – Sara Reuscher, AT, ATC

    Sara is a certified athletic trainer for Lakota West High School. She is a Cincinnati native and alumna of Mount Notre Dame High School and the College of Mount St. Joseph where she earned a BS in Athletic Training. She obtained her Athletic Training certification and licensure in 2008 and has since worked with the Lakota School District through another organization until 2016 where she transitioned to Beacon Orthopaedics. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers Association, and Greater Cincinnati Athletic Trainers Association.

    Athletic Trainer- CJ HUBBARD

    CJ is a Certified Athletic Trainer for Lakota West High School and Freshman School. CJ is a local native and alumnus of Monroe High School. He attended Wright State University where he earned a BS in Athletic Training and earned his Athletic Training certification and Ohio licensure in August 2019. CJ began his career with another health organization, practicing in the greater Dayton area until Summer of 2021 when he began his career with Beacon Orthopedics.  CJ is familiar with Beacon Orthopedics because he was here as an intern in multiple roles in the clinic before graduating in Summer of 2019. CJ is a Member of NATA, OATA, GLATA, and GDATA.

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