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HOUSTON – (July 19, 2012)

Christian Schupp, M.D. Joins Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine on Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Campus

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician adds to the Sports Health Group Serving North Houston, Joins Faculty of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

The leading Sports Health team in north Houston and primary care sports medicine physicians of Houston Methodist at Willowbrook welcome Dr. Christian Schupp to their expanding practice.

Board certified in family and sports medicine, Dr. Schupp will serve as a member of the sports medicine faculty for the Methodist Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Willowbrook and team doctor to area high school and college sports teams as a member of the Sports Health team.

Dr. Christian Schupp "We are very excited to have Dr. Schupp join us. His experience and shared approach to treating the ´whole´ athlete works in tandem with our team and what we hope to accomplish in primary care sports medicine," said Dr. Scott Rand, director of the primary care sports medicine (PCSM) fellowship program at Methodist Willowbrook and PCSM physician at Houston Methodist.

Dr. Schupp obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He completed his internship and residency in the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Houston and a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, California. Prior to returning to Texas, he served on the faculty of the Kaiser Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship for five years.

He has for many years and continues to serve as an advisor to professional sports groups – including NCAA Football and Basketball, Iron Man (Kona and The Woodlands), triathlons, marathons, and professional tennis, and cycling. He is a published author and a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine as well as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He was a chair of the membership committee as well as the sports fellows´ case presentations on football injuries at the 2012 ACSM annual. He lectures nationally on sideline preparedness.

"We have worked hard to build an exemplary primary care sports medicine team and fellowship program – the first of its kind in north Houston and one of only two such fellowship programs in the greater Houston area," said Beryl Ramsey, Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Senior Vice President of The Methodist Hospital System.

"The addition of Dr. Schupp to our Sports Health team underscores our commitment to bringing the highest level of care and expertise to the community. We are very pleased to have him here," added Ramsey.

Located at Centerfield Drive on the Methodist Willowbrook campus, Dr. Schupp is now seeing patients at the group's new state–of–the–art orthopedic, sports medicine and rehabilitation facility – giving patients access to the latest technology, rehabilitation resources and an advanced new human performance lab scheduled to open mid summer.

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a not–for–profit, faith based hospital, which is part of The Methodist Hospital System. Expanding its scope of care to serve the area in a more comprehensive way, it has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women's & Children´s Pavilion.

For more information on Dr. Schupp, Primary Care Sports Medicine and Sports Health or the comprehensive scope of services available at Houston Methodist at Willowbrook, visit www.methodistwillowbrookortho.com. Or, call for a consult, toll free (855) WB ORTHO (855–926–7846).

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