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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Jessica Wertz, D.O., Earns Credentials to Provide ImPACT® Concussion Care Management

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-7121

Westminster, Md. – (July 28, 2014) — Sports medicine specialist Jessica Wertz, D.O., of Carroll Health Group Orthopaedics, has earned the designation of Credentialed ImPACT ConsultantTM (CIC) by completing specialized training to offer state-of-the-art concussion care and management to patients.

Immediate post-concussion assessment and cognitive testing (ImPACT) is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system, according to ImPACT Applications, Inc. As a CIC, Dr. Wertz is part of ImPACT’s national network of health care providers who are leaders in clinical concussion care within their communities.

Each CIC is recognized as a highly trained expert in the use of ImPACT products and the ImPACT Concussion Care Model to manage concussion injuries. The CIC status enables Dr. Wertz to administer ImPACT baseline and post-injury testing for any patient aged 10 and older, including recreational and serious athletes, as well as non-athletes, and to offer a full continuum of clinical concussion management and care. Dr. Wertz also provides care for scholastic, club and professional sports organizations that administer the ImPACT test to their athletes.

Developed by clinical experts who pioneered the field, ImPACT has received numerous accolades and endorsements from many of the world's leading sports authorities, governing bodies, teams and athletes. ImPACT is trusted by teams and organizations around the world and is affiliated with hundreds of leading concussion care clinical centers.

A former team physician for the Ohio State athletes, Dr. Wertz earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in family medicine at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and her fellowship training at Ohio State University Sports Medicine in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Wertz is seeing patients at Carroll Health Group Orthopaedics in Westminster, Reisterstown and Eldersburg. Her offices are located at 844 Washington Road, Suite 102 in Westminster; 113 Westminster Road, Suite 102 in Reisterstown; and 1380 Progress Way, Suite 102 in Eldersburg. To schedule an appointment, please call 410-871-0088 or 410-876-8081.

Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.

Photo caption: Sports medicine specialist Jessica Wertz, D.O., of Carroll Health Group Orthopaedics.