A MedFest event:
• Offers a free sports physical, and other health screening services to people with intellectual disabilities (ID).
• Provides individuals with ID who are not yet Special Olympics athletes the means to become Special Olympics athletes.
• Provides individuals who are already Special Olympics athletes the means to remain athletes by supplying the necessary re-qualification physical examination.
• Provides members of the medical community with training and specialized experience in the examination and assessment of people with ID.
• Offers sports demos and wellness activities in the form of a Wellness Fair. This is to promote the local SO sports programming as well as connect athletes to local community health and wellness resources.
Become a MedFest Clinical Director
Medical professionals are needed to help provide physical exams in their communities for local athletes. For more information on becoming a Clinical Director, click here. Those interested in becoming a certified MedFest Clinical Director should reach out to Melissa Monroe.
- Ramona P. Albrecht, MMS, PA-C – Campbell University Physician Assistant Program
- Ashley Fedorov, DO – New Hanover Regional Medical Center
- Peter Allen Fenn, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C – Campbell University Physician Assistant Program, Raleigh Emergency Medicine Associates Inc.
- Justin M. Gambini, PA-C – Campbell University Physician Assistant Program, Wake Emergency Physicians
- Meera M. Gandhi, PA-C – Duke Urgent Care
- Shauna Gutherie, MD – Granville Vance Public Health
- Kendall Held, Resident – Carolinas Rehabilitation
- Matthew Higgins, MD – Vance Family Medicine
- Nick Horan, Resident – Carolinas Rehabilitation
- Amanda Neal, PA
- Jordan Sestak, Resident – Carolinas Rehabilitation
- Burton Shelton, FNP-BC, MSN, CLS, MT (ASCP) – Novant Health, Forsyth Medical Center
- Ian Ward, PA-C – Methodist University Physician Assistant Program, Carolina Eye Associates