Our patients have helped make Napa Valley Orthopaedics the premier regional orthopaedic center. We are committed to helping our community stay in good health, and supporting local events that promote healthy living and benefit local charitable causes.
Dr. Freeto heads up Medical Team for 7th Annual Wine Country 1/2 Marathon
Sports medicine specialist Dr. Brian Freeto served as Medical Director for the Wine Country 1/2 Marathon on July 18, 2010. Dr. Freeto managed the on-site medical team including: Dr. Andrew Fenton (QVMC); nurses Oscar Cortez, Cynthia Spillane, and Junida Bagtas (QVMC); and Eric Ewig (Eric Ewig Physical Therapy), Rob & Cory (Napa Valley Physical Therapy), and Steve Jones, personal trainer.
Starting at Cuvaison Estate Winery, over 3,000 1/2 Marathon runners cruised through the Carneros wine country to the finish line at Sonoma Plaza. Race beneficiaries include: the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation; Hanna Boys Center; and Sonoma middle schools. The Wine Country 1/2 Marathon is nationally accredited and thus draws world-class running talent — this year Tesfaye Sendeku of Ethiopia won by smashing the course record with a time of 1 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds.
Congratulations to our volunteer Medical Team supporting the Wine Country 1/2 Marathon– it was a sold-out event, and all the runners’ medical needs were taken care of quickly and safely. The race producer described the Medical Team as “exceptional” in terms of preparedness and professionalism. Dr. Freeto and NVOMG are proud to be involved with this event, and we thank all of our volunteers for their support!
Dr. Freeto was Medical Director for Sonoma’s Hit the Road Jack
On June 6, 2010, NVOMG sports medicine specialist Dr. Brian Freeto served as Medical Director for the 24th annual Hit the Road Jack. All proceeds directly benefit the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation. While Dr. Freeto monitored participants and directed the first aid tent, NVO staff manned the Buena Vista water station. The enthusiastic water station team made sure all event participants were well-hydrated – including Dr. John Diana, a NVOMG joint replacement specialist, who made this run part of his training for the 2010 Chicago Marathon this Fall. Congratulations to the entire volunteer crew supporting Hit the Road Jack – the participant draw was the largest to date, and everyone appeared to be having a great time! It is an honor for Dr. Freeto and NVOMG to be involved with this event, and we are to help support the Sonoma Valley Education Fund. http://www.hittheroadjack.org/
NVO Rides in Support of Local Charities
On Aril 17, 2010, NVO doctors, staff and friends rode in Cycle For Sight, an annual wine country Rotary fundraiser. Primary beneficiaries this year are Napa’s Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind & Visually Impaired and Pathway Home Project, a program for returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering post traumatic stress disorder (based at the Veterans Home in Yountville.)
As an event sponsor, NVO fielded a team of 20 riders and NVO staff manned the “water bottle” booth at the after-ride Festival. This locally-produced event included nearly 1700 riders and raising $90,000 and counting for the Napa Valley beneficiaries.
We are proud to be involved with Cycle For Sight – and congratulate everyone on their enthusiasm, participation and efforts in making it such a huge success!
Our Doctors Run the Sidelines for Local Athletes
A fixture on the sidelines at Justin-Siena football games for more than twenty years, Dr. Michael Shifflett is known for providing orthopaedic care for Napa’s high school athletes. This fall, Dr. Shifflett started Saturday morning clinics to see any athletes needing attention after Friday night games.
And NVOMG’s newest partner, sports medicine specialist Dr. Brian Freeto, has joined Dr. Shifflett in caring for local athletes. Dr. Freeto is coordinating sideline physicians for all Napa High School and Vintage High School home football games this season.
As a practice, we are committed to the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic disorders.
Our surgeons are active through California Childrens Services (Napa County), participating in monthly clinics to provide pediatric orthopaedic care to disabled children in the state’s foster care system. Working through the Napa County Medical Society, Napa Valley Orthopaedic doctors also provide annual Scoliosis Screenings at area elementary schools.