Board-Certified in Sports Medicine
As a board certified 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
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 Center. 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
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.
Joe has always enjoyed working out. As a physically active teenager, he had friends that sustained injuries while participating in sports. He began to consider ways to treat sports related injuries so athletes could avoid surgery or being removed from competition. As a result, Joe decided to pursue athletic training at Miami University of Ohio and went on to obtain his Masters degree from West Virginia University. He is now a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. When he is away from work he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.