FryeCare Sports Medicine and Concussion Clinic

Our Team

Concussion Care Team Physicians

Payton Fennell, DO

Board-Certified in Sports Medicine 

As a fellowship trained sports medicine physician, Dr. Fennell creates a bridge between family medicine and orthopedics. He offers a wide range of services to patients of all ages from splinting and casting to specialized treatment for athletes with diabetes, asthma and hypertension. As he grew up wrestling and playing football in a small town in New Jersey, he developed a passion for helping injured athletes return to play quickly and safely. Dr. Fennell’s training also enables him to help patients with repetitive motion injuries return to work pain free. Dr. Fennell is a team physician for Lenoir-Rhyne University and Fred T. Foard High School and is a member of the American Medical Association for Sports Medicine.


Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Cabarrus Family Medicine
Fellowship: Cabarrus Family Medicine


  • Treatment of overuse injuries and sports injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury/concussion
  • Fitting for orthotics
  • Gait analysis
  • Treatment of Diabetes and hypertension for athletes
  • Treatment of athletes with ADD
  • Joint pain evaluation and injection
  • Casting
  • Splinting

Josh Brown, MD

Board-Certified in Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine 

Dr. Joshua Brown is a physical rehabilitation doctor (physiatrist). He is also the medical director for the Frye Regional Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. He is a member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and the North Carolina Medical Society.


Medical School: State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: University Of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN  


  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Spasticity
  • Wound care
  • Traumatic brain injury/concussion
  • Electrodiagnostic studies
  • Amputee rehabilitation

Nick Seiler

Athletic Trainer

Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Nick grew up playing sports. After sustaining an injury while playing soccer as a freshman in high school, he developed an interest in athletic training. Nick completed his undergraduate degree in athletic training at Central Michigan University and his masters degree at the University of Alabama. He then moved to North Carolina and joined a practice specializing in the treatment of concussions before moving to Hickory and taking a position as athletic trainer at Fred T. Foard High School. In addition to his position at the high school, Nick cares for patients at FryeCare Sports Medicine and Concussion Clinic in Hickory. When he is away from work he enjoys hiking and camping in the mountains of North Carolina.