Rockford IceHogs Medical Network
The Rockford IceHogs Medical Network features two distinct divisions of physician care and medical support as part of the Chicago Blackhawks organization. The primary medical network and the secondary sub-specialty network provide the matrix of medical care necessary to uphold those standards set forth by the National Hockey League (NHL) and respectively, the American Hockey League (AHL).
|Primary Medical Network|
Dr. Jon Whitehurst, MD
Chief Medical Advisor/
|Dr. Jon Whitehurst is the head of the Rockford IceHogs Medical network. The Evanston, Ill. native received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Whitehurst is an Orthopedic Surgeon at Rockford Orthopedic Associates, Ltd. and his practice focuses on general orthopedics with a special interest in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.
He is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Whitehurst has published research in the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of Arthroscopy, Foot and Ankle International.
Outside of the medical field, Dr. Whitehurst enjoys spending time his family, biking, golfing, hiking and boating.
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Dr. Scott Trenhaile, MD
|Educational History-Medical Degree: University of Iowa College of Medicine; Orthopedic Surgery Residency:
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports
Medicine Fellowship: Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center
Employment History /Career Path – Experiences/Special Interests, Focuses: Rockford Orthopedic Associates, Ltd. – 2004 - Present Additional: Clinical Assistant Instructor of Surgery – University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford (Current)
Rush University Medical Center Residency Program (Current): Adjunct Clinical Instructor -Midwestern University
Practice focus on arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and the treatment of sports/ or activity-related injuries.
Research/ Journal Articles/ Publications (Also include membership to organizations/committees): Research publication in American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Foot and Ankle International. Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Member; American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America. Member, Mid-American Orthopaedic Association. Member, Illinois State Medical Society. Member, Winnebago County Medical Society
Interests outside of work/hockey (hobbies, etc..): Enjoys playing hockey, golfing, skeet shooting and spending time with family.
Personal Origin (Native of...), family etc… Originally from Iowa.
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Dr. Jason Riesinger, MD
Head of Emergency Medicine & Primary Care
|Educational History –.- Bachelors Degree: Northwestern University (1999); BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders –Graduated with Honors- Med School- University of Illinois College of Medicine- Rockford (2004) Residency: University of Illinois, Chicago – Emergency Medicine Residency 2007 Board Certified in 2008.
Employment History /Career Path – Experiences/Special Interests, Focuses: OSF St. Anthony Medical Center- Emergency Dept. 2007- present
Special Interests/Focus – Sports Medicine, Cardiology Member; American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Member; American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)
Interests outside of work/hockey (hobbies, etc..): Enjoys playing soccer, exercising and spending time with family and friends.
Personal Origin (Native of..), family etc…. : Originally from Niles, Illinois outside of Chicago, currently resides in Roscoe. Married to Katy.
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Dr. JJ Perez, MD
|Educational History –- Bachelors Degree: University of Miami Florida); BS in Chemistry–Graduated with Honors-
Med School- University of Florida (Gainesville)- Residency: University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Jacksonville
Florida- Emergency Medicine
Employment History /Career Path – Experiences/Special Interests, Focuses: St. Mary’s Medical Center, Evansville IN 7/94-10/02, St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford IL 10/02-7/09, Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford IL 7/09-present – Emergency Dept. Member; American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)
Interests outside of work/hockey (hobbies, etc..): Enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, horses.
Personal Origin (Native of...) , family etc…. : Originally from Orlando, Florida. Married with three children.
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Dr. David Tartaglia, DDS
|Educational History – Bachelors Degree: Creighton University Omaha, NE; BS in Biological Sciences–- Creighton University School of Dentistry (1997) Internship in Oral and Maxofacial Surgery @ University of Nebraska ---Misch Institute for Implant Dentistry Fellowship- 2010
Employment History /Career Path – Experiences/Special Interests, Focuses: Riverside Dental
Special Interests/Focus – Aircraft; following completion of undergraduate studies began career in aviation from 1986-1993. Was type rated in several corporate jets.
Interests outside of work/hockey (hobbies, etc..): Enjoys music, golf, hockey and anything related to family
Personal Origin (Native of..) , family etc…. : Native of Rockford and currently resides in Poplar Grove. Married to wife, Jill – proud new owner of Great Dane- Mesa.
Dr. David Dimke, DMD
|Educational History –Auburn High School; Economics Major Knox College; DMD General Dentistry Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine
Employment History /Career Path – Experiences/Special Interests, Focuses: Practicing dentist at Riverside Dental since 2005 and for many years to come. Practice ranges from general dental care (crowns, tooth colored fillings, root canals) for children and adults to sedation dentistry for implant placement and wisdom tooth removal.
Research/ Journal Articles/ Publications: Member of the American Dental Association; Illinois State Dental Society; Winnebago County Dental Society; Academy of General Dentists; Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implatologists.
Interests outside of work/hockey (hobbies, etc..): Hobbies include golfing, weightlifting and spending time with family – which includes three standard poodles, one of which is a therapy dog at Riverside Dental. David has been involved with IceHogs since UHL days in 2005 and really enjoys the sport and the organization.
Personal Origin (Native of..) , family etc…. : Born and raised in Rockford and currently live in Roscoe.
Dr. Brant D Hulsebus,
DC LCP CCWP
|Educational History –Umass-Amherst/NIU BS-PreMed, Palmer College of Chiropractic DC, earned post graduate certification in LCP Chiropractic Philosophy, and CCWP certified Chiropractic wellness lifestyle.
Employment History /Career Path – Experiences/Special Interests, Focuses: Hulsebus Rockford Chiropractic Clinic. Specializing in wellness. Serves as team chiropractor for the Rockford Foresters. Brant also volunteers at East High School as well.
Research/ Journal Articles/ Publications Vice President of the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, he also
serves as Legislative chairmen, Medicare director, and conventions. Board of directors of the ICA (International
Chiropractic Association) Wellness council. Locally Strategy Team member and founding member of Next Rockford.
Interests outside of work/hockey (hobbies, etc..): Brant enjoys playing hockey, where he serves as team captain of a park district team. He also likes watching Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox.
Personal Origin (Native of..) , family etc…. : Rockford boomeranger. Brant has lived in Evanston, Western Massachusetts, DeKalb and Quad cities as well.
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Dr. Cory Thiele, DC
|Educational History – University of Iowa - B.S. Biology
Palmer College of Chiropractic - Doctorate of Chiropractic - Summa Cum Laude
Employment History /Career Path – Experiences/Special Interests, Focuses: Previously practiced in Washington and Oregon, Currently at Hulsebus Rockford Chiropractic
Special Interests: Chiropractic and Wellness Care
Team Chiropractor for Rockford Rampage, Rockford Foresters, Vol. East High School-
Research/ Journal Articles/ Publications International Chiropractic Association Wellness Council, Member: Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association
Interests outside of work/hockey (hobbies, etc...): Soccer, Golf, Hiking, Camping
Personal Origin (Native of...), family etc….: Born and raised in Iowa, Married to Jill and has a daughter, Jocelyn
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Dr. Jeff Stringer, NR-EMT-P
|Educational History – A 1981 graduate of Harlem High School, entered into the EMT-Basic program though Rock Valley College graduating in fall 1981. Jeff remained a basic EMT till graduating from OSF St. Anthony Paramedic program in 1984. He obtained Critical Care Paramedic certification in 2007. Jeff also helps teach EMT’s & Paramedic for Rockford Health System as an instructor in classes such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, International Trauma Life Support, CPR, and Firefighting classes.
Employment History /Career Path – Experiences/Special Interests, Focuses: Jeff started his EMS career as an EMT with Swenson Ambulance in 1980. He was hired at Metro in 1985. Worked as Flight Paramedic with OSF Lifeline Helicopter from 86’-92’. From 94’-99’ he worked as a 911 dispatcher with the Rockford Fire Department all the while still working part time for Metro. In 1999 came back to Metro full time as their Operations Manager. Since 1981, have been a volunteer firefighter with several area fire departments such as North Park, Harlem-Roscoe, Rockton, and currently is a Captain with the Loves Park Fire Department. During the summer months Jeff also works as a NASCAR official and Safety Crew member at the Rockford Speedway.
Research/ Journal Articles/ Publications (Also Include membership to organizations/committees): Adult advisor for the Blackhawk Area Boy scouts/Sea Scouts. Served on the committee Operation Heartbeat which helped increase public awareness of Automatic External Defibrillators.
Interests outside of work/hockey (hobbies, etc..): When not working, Jeff enjoys music, movies, scuba diving, amusement parks, camping, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Personal Origin (Native of..) , family etc…. : Born and raised in the Rockford area, currently resides in Loves Park. Jeff is the oldest of 3 siblings. Parents Jerry and Karol still live in Machesney. Brother Brad and his wife Angie live in Rockton. Sister Tracy and her family live in Gardner, KS.
|Secondary Medical Network|
|Dr. Brian Bear||ROA- Orthopedist (Hand/Elbow)|
|Dr. Jason Davenport||ROA- Non-OP Sports Med|
|Dr. Andy Blint||ROA- Ortho Trauma|
|Dr. Edric Schwartz||ROA- Orthopedist (Hand)|
|Dr. Scott Ferry||ROA- Pediatric Orthopedics|
|Dr. Ryan Enke||ROA- Spine/Pain Mgt.|
|Dr. Chris Silva / Dr. Fred Sweet||Rockford Spine Center - Ortho Spine|
|David Rezin||ROA- Rehab Coordinator|
|Andrew Sestak||ROA- Certified Orthotist|
|Dr. Mary White||Podiatry|
|Julie Burns / Jennifer Westerkamp||Sport Fuel, Inc. - Nutritionist|
|Brian Allen, DC. ART. CSCS.||Team ART Specialist|
|Graydon Snow, L. Ac, DOM||Acupuncturist|
|Primary Care & Family Medical|
|Dr. Dennis Norem||RHS- Internal Medicine|
|Dr. Robin Borchardt||OSF- Occupational Health|
|Dr. Errol Baptist||Pediatric Medicine|
|Dr. Jodi Holbrook||OBGYN - Cornerstone Clinic|
|Dr. Jonathan O'Neil||RHS- Neurologist/SD|
|Dr. Richard Fessler||NWU- Neurosurgeon|
|Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth||Neuropsychologist|
|Dr. John Lind||Rockford Radiology - Radiologist|
|Mark Cherney, RPh.||CVS Pharmacy - Pharmacy CEO|
|Greg Keuter||Sportpham/MORE - Chairman/Rep.|
|Dental/Oral - Maxillofacial|
|Dr. Edward Rentschler||ROMS- Oral-Maxillofacial|
|Dr. Timothy Thiesen||Orthodontics|
|Dr. James McAdoo||Plastic/Recons. Surgeon|
|Dr. Jason Brand||Miller Eye Center - Optometrist|
|Dr. Elizabeth Nixon||Miller Eye Center - Optometrist|
|Dr. Richard Miller||Miller Eye Center - Ophthalmologist|
|Dr. Mark Hiser||OSF-RC- Cardiologist|
|Dr. David Cable||OSF-RSS- CV & CT Surgery|
|Dr. James Gary||Mental Skills Coach|
|Joe Day||Psych Profile Development Specialist|
|Dr. Jon Ferguson||Otorhinolaryngology|
|Dr. Joy De Leoz / Shannon Taylor, PA-C||OSF-S - Dermatologist|
|Charles Frey, DO||OSF-S - Allergist|
|Michele Jones||OSF-S - Audiologist|
|Dr. Theodore Ingrassia||OSF- Pulmonary/SD|
|Dr. Paul Reith||OSF- Endocrinologist|
|Dr. Ajaz Khan||OSF- Hematology/Oncology|
|Dr. Aaron Shiels||RGA- Gastroenterology|
|Dr. Doug Roegner||RUA- Urologist|
|Dr. Richard Olson||ROA- Rheumatology|
|Dr. Michael Kitka||ASR- Vascular Surgeon|
|Dr. Kendall Boone||ASR- Vascular Surgeon|