CORVALLIS — The Corvallis Clinic has renewed its agreement with Western Oregon University for the 2019-2020 academic year as the official provider of medical care for the university’s athletic department. The Clinic first became the university’s official medical care provider in 2018-2019.
Led by providers in its Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy departments, The Clinic manages treatment of sports-related injuries and illnesses for WOU student-athletes competing in 13 NCAA Division II sports. The Clinic also provides pre-participation physical exams, facilitation of surgery, coordination of rehabilitation, and medical coverage at some athletic events.
“The Corvallis Clinic is thrilled to be the provider of choice for Western Oregon University and its fine student-athletes,” Clinic CEO Ed Kelly said, when The Clinic and WOU first signed an agreement in 2018. “These young men and women are in good hands with our expert clinicians.”
Among these providers are:
- Matthew Taylor, M.D., a Sports Medicine Physician who completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Taylor is on The Clinic’s Concussion Care team.
- Angela Passanise, D.O., an Orthopedic Surgeon who completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder. Dr. Passanise’s surgical specialties include shoulder and knee arthroplasty.
- Richard Stanley, D.O., an Orthopedic Surgeon whose surgical specialties include arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee, and ankle.
- Paul Jaques, DPT, a Licensed Physical Therapist who is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.
- Emily Antonishen, DPT, a Licensed Physical Therapist who provides vestibular rehabilitation therapy and is on The Clinic’s Concussion Care team.
“I’m delighted to be entering a partnership with The Corvallis Clinic,” said Curtis Campbell, WOU’s Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, in 2018. “Our goal at WOU is to give our students a great athletic experience and medical treatment is a part of that experience. With its impressive facilities, doctors and services, The Clinic, I believe, will provide our student-athletes with excellent medical care.”
WOU has captured 36 regular-season Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships since its transition to NCAA Division II in 2000. In 2017-2018, the university ranked 48th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings, its highest NCAA Division II finish in school history. The Learfield Directors’ Cup uses a scoring system as a measure of the highest performing athletic programs in the country.
WOU sponsors the following NCAA Division II sports:
- Fall: Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Volleyball
- Winter: Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Indoor Track & Field, Women’s Indoor Track & Field
- Spring: Baseball, Softball, Men’s Outdoor Track & Field, Women’s Outdoor Track & Field
The Corvallis Clinic, an independent, physician-led medical group, is a comprehensive multi-specialty organization, serving Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. It offers more than 100 board-certified physicians and advanced clinical professionals in 27 specialties at 10 area locations. As the fourth-largest area employer, The Clinic has 600 employees.