Leading the team at BHS Sports & Wellness are two orthopaedic surgeons and a certified athletic trainer, all with extensive experience in athletics and sports medicine.
Orthopaedic Surgeon Mark Sprague, MD, serves as team physician for the Pittsfield Suns. A graduate of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, Dr. Sprague completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at New England Baptist Hospital. Prior to joining Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, he provided sideline medical expertise to the Boston Celtics and athletic teams at Tufts, Harvard and Northeastern University.
"The Berkshires have a very active population," said Dr. Sprague. "Whether it's school sports, organized ball or individuals who enjoy outdoor activities, thousands of people are out there every day, engaged in sports and exercise. Our goal is to help these athletes enjoy their sports without over-extending themselves or suffering injury that prevents them from remaining active."
A graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, Mahlon Bradley, MD, is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. A national competitive figure skater from 1969 to 1978 and a member of the US International Figure Skating Team from 1976 to 1977, Dr. Bradley served as the team physician for the US Olympic Team in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City and has been the team physician for US Figure Skating from 1989 to the present.
“I was always very involved in sports and wanted a profession that would fit into my life,” he said. “I’m fascinated by this always-changing field and the great impact it has on athletes of all ages and levels. It’s great that my day-to-day profession is so closely aligned with what I love to do.”
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Erica Baptiste, MA, ATC, LAT, is a Certified Athletic Trainer and serves as the Program Coordinator for the BHS Sports & Wellness program. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Movement Science with a concentration in Athletic Training at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, and a Masters of Arts degree in Exercise Science at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Before joining BMC and Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, Erica worked with Orthopaedic Pediatric Sports Medicine at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where she assisted in building a medical practice which provided care and opportunities for adaptive athletes, dancers and athletes of all abilities.
"I first learned about sports medicine when I was injured as a field hockey goal keeper in college. This experience exposed me to a career path as a certified athletic trainer, thanks to the unforgettable care and rehabilitation I received. Now, our team at BHS Sports and Wellness is providing excellent care to athletes who were injured - just like I was - providing the kind of personalized care that ensures a healthy and safe return to the sport of their choice."
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For an appointment at Berkshire Sports & Wellness, please call: Pittsfield: 413-499-6600 North Adams: 413-664-5699