Harbin Clinic Orthopaedic Surgeon named 2010 Jack C. Hughston Physician of the Year

The Honors and Awards Committee of the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association announced that Dr. Darrell Lowrey, Harbin Clinic Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician, is the recipient of the 2010 Jack C. Hughston Physician of the Year Award.

Dr. Lowrey is a team physician for Shorter College, Darlington School, Georgia School for the Deaf, and the Rome Braves. His orthopedics and sports medicine practice has served the northwest Georgia area for over 25 years.

Dr. Lowrey was selected by the committee because of his genuine care, concern, and compassion for his patients as well as the outstanding rapport he has developed over the years with the high school and college athletes and parents of the northwest Georgia region. He has a deep passion for educating the public about sports medicine and orthopedic injuries and actively supports the athletic training profession in his medical practice.

Dr. Lowrey will receive the award at the upcoming annual meeting of the GATA in Peachtree City, Ga, on January 16. The award is named for Dr. Jack C. Hughston, a pioneer in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery as well as an advocate of the athletic training profession.

The Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association is an organization committed to education of its members and enhancement of the profession of athletic training, leading to better healthcare for the population which it serves.

The GATA is proudly composed of licensed athletic trainers in many different settings. Over 700 licensed athletic trainers from professional, collegiate, and high school teams to industries, physician offices, and rehabilitation clinics all work together to promote and practice the profession of athletic training within the state of Georgia.