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Andrews Institute to Provide Sports Medicine Coverage for Sun Belt Conference Basketball Championships


Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will provide local sports medicine coverage for the Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships Wednesday, March 2 through Monday, March 7 at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida.

Physicians and athletic trainers from Andrews Institute will be on the sidelines ready to evaluate and manage any injuries sustained by players from the 12 Sun Belt Conference teams competing in the NCAA March Madness tournament.


This is the second year in a row Andrews Institute has provided sports medicine coverage to the Sun Belt Conference during their conference basketball tournaments. “We look forward to the opportunity to work with the medical teams from the Sun Belt Conference this week. Whether it’s our student-athletes across Northwest Florida or visiting athletes in events like this, Andrews Institute outreach is keenly focused on keeping athletes safe and healthy,” said Michael Milligan, M.D., MBA, CAQSM, the director of sports medicine outreach at Andrews Institute.

The continuum of care at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine utilizes the skills and training of surgeons, non-surgical sports medicine specialists and physical, occupational and speech therapists at locations across Northwest Florida. As team physicians for some of the most notable professional and collegiate teams in the country, Andrews Institute is the most trusted name in sports medicine. They also provide athletic trainers to the University of West Florida, Chipola College, Pensacola Christian College and every public high school in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Andrews Institute physicians also conduct research for leading-edge orthopaedic treatment options and present at sports medicine conferences all over the U.S.

To schedule an appointment or learn more, visit AndrewsInstitute.com or call 850.916.8700. 

About the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Located minutes from Pensacola, Florida, in Gulf Breeze, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provides world-class care and service for the athlete in everyone. The institute features more than 30 physicians and medical experts providing best-in-class service in specialties ranging from orthopedics and sports medicine to joint care and neurosurgery and is accessible to everyone. It is the world’s only facility offering surgery, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation and athletic performance training all on one campus. The one-of-a-kind center focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries while using the expertise of nationally and internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews, M.D. Dr. Andrews is best known as physician to some of sport’s greatest professional athletes. For more information, visit www.AndrewsInstitute.com.

About Baptist Health Care

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life’s journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.