Norton Sports Health’s team is growing with the addition of a new specialist who will care for the Louisville Cardinals .
Scotty Newcomer, D.O., sports medicine physician with Norton Orthopedic Institute, previously worked with the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team. At Norton Sports Health, he’ll work with the Louisville Cardinals football team.
Norton Sports Health is the official health care provider of the Louisville Cardinals. Dr. Newcomer is based at the Norton Orthopedic Institute office on the Norton Audubon Hospital campus, one of several Norton Orthopedic Institute locations in Louisville and surrounding counties, including in Southern Indiana.
“At the clinic, we see anybody from high-level athletes to weekend warriors to people with joint pain,” Dr. Newcomer said.
Dr. Newcomer specializes in the unique strains sports can put on the body.
The Norton Sports Health team includes orthopedic specialists, neurologists, primary care physicians, certified athletic trainers and physical therapists. They work together to treat athletes and individuals of all ages.
Primary areas of focus are arm and hand injuries, shoulder injuries, foot and ankle injuries, knee injuries, hip injuries, concussion and sports performance.
Patients Benefit From Physician’s Experience
Last year, Dr. Newcomer treated University of Louisville athletes, and he traveled extensively with the Cardinals women’s basketball team. He also served as a team physician for the Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Reds’ Triple-A minor league club.
“I’ve always been big into playing sports,” said Dr. Newcomer, who grew up in an Air Force family.
He played baseball and soccer in high school in Emmett, Idaho. Before going into medicine, Dr. Newcomer followed in his father’s footsteps and served in the Air Force, fixing the electrical and environmental systems for F-16 and F-15 fighter planes, KC-135 tankers and C-130 cargo planes. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
After the Air Force, Dr. Newcomer was volunteering at a clinic when he met a doctor of osteopathic medicine who encouraged him to go to medical school. Dr. Newcomer attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia in Suwanee, part of the metro Atlanta area. He went on to a residency in family medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga. He was chief resident there. His fellowship in primary care sports medicine was at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
“Ever since I went into medicine, this has been my goal … to go into sports medicine,” said Dr. Newcomer, who is married with three school-age children. “It’s great to treat high-level athletes with a passion for their sports and see them get back to that point of peak performance.”