Whooping cough is a very contagious cough illness. It is spread through droplets from the mouth and nose when a person with pertussis coughs, sneezes, or talks. Young infants are at highest risk for severe illness, hospitalization and death from whooping cough.
First time patients may register may register and make an appointment at Hall Health Center Sports Medicine by calling 206-685-1044. You may also register and make an appointment in person at the Sports Medicine reception desk or at the Patient Services Center on the main floor of our facility.
Child passenger safety has dramatically evolved over the past decade; however, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death of children 4 years and older. This policy statement provides 4 evidence-based recommendations for best practices in the choice of a child restraint system to optimize safety in passenger vehicles for children from birth through adolescence:
First-time patients may register and make an appointment at Sports Medicine Clinic by calling 206-285-1044 or coming in person to the Sports Medicine reception desk located on the ground floor or at the Patient Service Center.
If you have an urgent orthopedic need that you would like evaluated, call the Sports Medicine Clinic at 206-685-1044.
If no appointments are available and you feel that your injury cannot wait, call the Sports Medicine medical assistant at 206-221-2443.
Dr. Harmon is board certified in Family Practice and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. She grew up in the Seattle area and then attended the University of Notre Dame where she was a student athletic trainer and played basketball. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine, spending her first two years at the Notre Dame Campus and during that time serving as the head athletic trainer at St. Mary’s College.
She completed her residency at Memorial Family Practice Residency in South Bend, IN where she was Chief Resident and received the Mead Johnson Award for Graduate Medical Education. She was the Head Team Physician at St. Mary’s College during that time. She completed the Ball Memorial Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship in Muncie, IN before moving back to Seattle.
Since that time she was worked at the University of Washington for Hall Health Center. She is the Unit Head and practices in the Sports Medicine Clinic. She is the Associate Head Team Physician for the University of Washington and has been a team physician since 1998. Her primary team responsibilities at this time are football, women's basketball, and men's and women's track and cross-country.
Dr. Harmon is the Director of the University of Washington Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice and the the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. She lectures on a local, regional, and national level, and is on the editorial board of several sports medicine journals.
Dr. Harmon is active on a national level. She is President-elect of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. She has been a member of the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport committee and serves as a consultant to the NCAA on special projects.
Dr. Harmon’s research interests include tendinopathy, sudden cardiac death, and concussions in athletes.
She is mother to four active boys Ryan, Jack, Patrick, and Sean. She and her husband, Mike, enjoy boating, playing, watching and coaching sports and socializing with friends.
Dr. Drezner is board certified in Family Practice and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.
He received a degree in biomedical ethics from Brown University and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Tacoma Family Medicine, was Chief Resident and received the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award. He completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine and a fellowship in Faculty Development at the University of Washington. He has twice been honored with the Faculty Teaching Award from the University of Washington Family Practice Residency Program (2001, 2006).
Dr. Drezner spent three years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Family Practice & Community Medicine. He served as Team Physician for the University of Pennsylvania and was Medical Director for the Penn Relays Carnival. His clinical interests include the management of both medical and musculoskeletal problems as they relate to sports and exercise. In 2003 he was honored with the Patient Care Award from the University of Pennsylvania Family Practice Residency Program.
Dr. Drezner is currently an Associate Professor and residency faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington, and Associate Director of the Hall Health Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is responsible for the orthopedic and sports medicine curriculum within the Family Medicine Residency. He also serves as Team Physician for the University of Washington Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
His principal research is on the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the athletic setting, emergency preparedness for sudden cardiac arrest, and the secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. His research has attracted national attention from the sports medicine, athletic training, and cardiology communities, and has the potential to influence public safety at sporting events and the way we resuscitate young athletes on the athletic field. Through support from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), he developed the National Registry for AED Use in Sports, a web-based registry, questionnaire, and database management system to prospectively monitor emergency planning and the effectiveness of early defibrillation and AED utilization in the athletic setting. Dr. Drezner is currently studying emergency preparedness and AED utilization in high schools and colleges nationally through a grant from the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). In addition, Dr. Drezner was Co-Chair and lead author of an Inter-Association Task Force, sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), which developed Recommendations for Emergency Preparedness and Management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in High School and College Athletic Programs.
Dr. Drezner was an invited speaker at several national conferences, including the Penn Cardiology Update (2005), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting (2005, 2007), the NATA Annual Meeting (2005, 2007), the first Summit on Commotio Cordis sponsored by the NCAA (2005), the first Summit on Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes sponsored by the University of Mississippi Division of Cardiology (2006). Dr. Drezner is on the Editorial Board for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, has published 21 refereed articles, and authored the chapter on Sports Medicine for the latest edition of the Textbook of Family Medicine (Editor: Rakel). He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and was elected to the AMSSM Board of Directors and is Chair of the AMSSM Research Committee. Dr. Drezner is also on the Medical/Scientific Advisory Boards for Parent Heart Watch, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, and Heart Screen America.