Gregory Primus, MD

Gregory Primus, MD

 

Dr. Gregory L. Primus is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon and founder of The Chicago Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. He played three seasons in the NFL, one with the Denver Broncos and two with the Chicago Bears. As a former professional athlete, Dr. Primus has a unique understanding of the needs of sports medicine patients.In addition to his sports medicine training, which focuses on arthroscopic surgery and reconstruction of all the major joints, Dr. Primus also specializes in arthritis reconstruction of the knee and shoulder, with a focus on ligament sparing joint arthroplasty.Dr. Primus completed his pre-medical microbiology degree at Colorado State University and then entered the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. There, he earned his medical degree and completed his orthopedic surgery residency. He then went on to complete a fellowship at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

Ouida Brown, MD

Ouida Brown, MD

 

Dr. Ouida L. Brown is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.She completed her Sports Medicine Fellowship at Booth, Bartolozzi and BalderstonOrthopaedics, Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems. Before attending medical school, Dr. Brown was a licensed physical therapist for three years. It was during this period — while responsible for the rehabilitation of injured post-surgery athletes — that she decided to further her education and pursue a career in medicine. She attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham. It was as an orthopaedic resident, she developed a love of sports medicine while working with James Andrews, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon internationally recognized for his clinic research contributions in knee, shoulder and elbow injuries. Dr. Brown is an avid runner; having completed multiple marathons and a plethora of other races. She has a unique prospective to injury, prevention, and rehab due to her background as a therapist and the multiple injuries she has sustained while running. She had to undergo knee surgery and work her way back to racing. She can truly relate to the injured athlete

 

 

 

Alex Sawyer, ATC, LAT

Alex Sawyer, ATC, LAT

 

Alex Sawyer, MAT, ATC, LAT received a Master of Athletic Training from Saint Louis University. While at Saint Louis University, she had the unique opportunity to work with a variety of sports and institutions, from collegiate football players to elite gymnasts.Alex of experience working with high levelcolligate athletes at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Fontbonne University and Lindenwood University in St. Louis, as well as her alma mater, St. Louis University.As a former track athlete for Illinois Wesleyan University, Alex became a two-time NCAA Division III All-American congruent with her team’s 2 national championships during her athletic career. She has also held the school record in the 4×100 meter and distance medley relays.  Alex uses her sports knowledge and professional training to provide the best possible care to patients. It was a personal, sport-related, injury that lead her to athletic training and unearthed her passion for developing injury prevention and performance enhancement programs for athletes.