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Richard Okragly, MD: Team Medical DirectorRichard Okragly
Bethesda Family and Sports Medicine
4411 Montgomery Road, Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45212
(513) 977-6700

Dr. Richard Okragly is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in combined sciences from Youngstown State University. He earned his medical degree from the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. He completed a residency in family medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in suburban Chicago. Dr. Okragly then completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

Dr. Okragly serves as the program director for the TriHealth Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is active in teaching Family Medicine residents and Sports Medicine fellows. In addition to his role at the Mount, Dr. Okragly serves as Team Physician for Norwood High School and Xavier University. He also is the Medical Director for the Xavier University Club Sports program. His interests in sports medicine include exercise induced asthma and medical conditions affecting sports participation.

Emily Dixon, MD: Primary Care Physician Dr. Emily Dixon

Dr. Emily Dixon, DO was born and raised north of Kansas City, Missouri. She received her Bachelors of Science with honors from the University of Missouri in 2003. She then earned her medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. She moved to Cincinnati with her husband and completed her residency in Family Practice through Bethesda Family Practice in 2010. Dr. Dixon completed the Bethesda Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in 2011.

Dr. Dixon is board certified in Family Medicine and board certified in Sports Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sport's Medicine. She is a faculty member of the Trihealth Bethesda Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Dixon is a team physician for the College of Mount St. Joseph, Sycamore Junior High School, Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, Perfection Gymnastics, Cincinnati’s Ambassador Semi-Professional Football, and Xavier University. She has also been a Medical Tent volunteer physician for the Flying Pig Marathon since 2008, and volunteers in the Bob Roncker’s Running Spot clinics.

Dr. Dixon was a competitive soccer player and is still active in cycling, hiking, snow skiing, kayaking and several other athletic activities. She is trained to deal with both adult and pediatric sport’s related injuries, and can also treat medical conditions associated with athletics.

Robert Burger, MD: Orthopaedic Director/Team PhysicianRobert Burger
Beacon Orthopaedics
6480 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45247
513-354-3700
www.beaconortho.com

Dr. Robert Burger is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated from LaSalle High School and went on to attend Notre Dame University on an academic scholarship. While attending Notre Dame, Dr. Burger played varsity football and was a member of the 1977 National Championship Team. His honors included First Team academic All-American, National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete and the Dolly Cohen awards as the top scholar athlete in the country. Dr. Burger completed is bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering (1981) and then attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati (1985). Dr. Burger completed his internship in surgery (1985-86) and residency in orthopaedic surgery (1986-90) at the University of Cincinnati. He also completed a fellowship at the Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Burger has a special interest in knee and shoulder injuries and is actively involved in education and clinical research in these areas.

In addition to his role at the Mount, Dr. Burger is also the Medical Director, Head Team Physician at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH; Orthopaedic Consultant/Team Physician for the Cincinnati Reds; Team Physician for LaSalle High School; and, Team Physician for the Cincinnati Steam.

Dr. Burger is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has professional affiliations with the: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society, Hughston Society, American Medical Association, Ohio State Medical Association, and Cincinnati Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Burger has been granted the following professional honors: Academic All-American Hall of Fame by the College Sports Information Directors of America, 2006; Outstanding Team Physician, by the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association, 2009; Outstanding Team Physician, by the Ohio Joint Advisory Commission on Sports Medicine, 2010; Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doctors”, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011. Dr. Burger has held, or current holds, the following leadership positions:  Founding Member and Past President, Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, 2004-2009; Section Head, Orthopaedic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, 2005-present; Director of Quality Assurance, Orthopaedic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, 1997-present; Executive Committee, Good Samaritan Hospital, 1999-2008; Executive Committee, Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, 1997-present.

David B. Argo, MD: Team PhysicianDavid B. Argo
Beacon Orthopaedics

David B. Argo, MD is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. While attending Vanderbilt, Dr. Argo was captain of the varsity soccer team. He earned his medical degree and completed an orthopaedic residency at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Argo completed a prestigious orthopaedic sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship with the Mississippi Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center, dedicated to state of the art advancements in the treatment of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

Dr. Argo has worked extensively with athletes at the high school, college and professional levels. In addition to his role at the Mount, Dr. Argo is the Team Physician for the Cincinnati Cyclones, Oak Hills High School (Cincinnati), East Central High School (Indiana), and the Cincinnati Reds.

Dr. Argo’s interests in orthopaedics include minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder (rotator cuff, throwers shoulder, fractures), as well as minimally invasive treatments of the elbow and knee. He also has extensive training in joint reconstruction and fracture care.

Robert Rolf, MD: Team PhysicianRobert Rolf
Beacon Orthopaedics

Robert Rolf, MD is a native of Cincinnati and a graduate of La Salle High School. He attended the University of Notre Dame when he received a BS in Chemical Engineering. After working as a Sales Engineer for two years, he returned to Cincinnati to study at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine.

Dr. Rolf completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He continued his training as a shoulder and elbow specialist during a fellowship at the Boston Shoulder Institute at Harvard under the guidance of Jon JP Warner, MD; Larry Higgins, MD; and Tom Holovacs, MD. Throughout his fellowship he received extensive training in advanced arthroscopic techniques of the shoulder, as well as specialized experience in complex shoulder reconstructive procedures including tendon transfers, shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement. He has a strong interest in shoulder and knee injuries as well as fracture management.

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