Dear Priory parents,
As of Nov. 1, Dr. Frank Thomas is no longer serving as team physician for St. Louis Priory School. Dr. Thomas has graciously volunteered his time and services for many years as team physician. Unfortunately, a rapidly expanding practice has called him away from Priory. We wish him well!
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Blackman will be serving as the new team physician for Priory athletics. Dr. Blackman comes to us from St. Luke's Hospital, which has provided athletic training and sports medicine services to Priory for over 14 years.
Please find a note to you from Dr. Blackman below.
It is the expectation of the coaches, administration, and medical staff that, when referred to an orthopedic physician, every effort will be made to consult with Dr. Blackman, as he is able to greatly enhance coordination and communication of medical care for your athlete with the athletic trainer and coaching staff.
Please help me in welcoming Dr. Blackman to Priory!
Derrick Neuner, MS, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer
Saint Louis Priory School / St. Luke's Hospital
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Dear Priory athlete parent,
I am writing to introduce myself to you as the new team physician for St. Louis Priory School Athletics. I will be partnering with Derrick Neuner, your athletic trainer, to provide medical services for the student athletes of Priory.
My training is in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, and I have had the opportunity to work with many teams on the high school, amateur, collegiate and professional levels in the past. I look forward to drawing on those experiences to provide exceptional medical care to the Priory athletes.
My goal is to create a safe participation environment for our athletes and to provide comprehensive, timely medical care in the case of injury, so we can return players to competition as safely and quickly as possible. My practice is within the St. Luke’s Medical Group, so the proximity to the Priory campus will allow us to evaluate and treat athletes efficiently.
While I am originally from Montana, I have lived in Saint Louis for eight years and have come to appreciate the academic and athletic traditions that Priory promotes. I am proud to be a part of the team! Please do not hesitate to contact me personally with any questions regarding your student-athlete.
Andrew Blackman, MD