RMH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Program Welcomes Physician Assistant

1/12/2017

Richland Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce it has added Physician Assistant, Trenton Clapp, to its Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department.

Trenton is from Newton, Illinois, and a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale’s Physician Assistant program. Before entering the Physician Assistant program, he was an Athletic Trainer.

Trenton completed his clinical rotations for his Physician Assistant Certification in 2016. He did several of his rounds in various departments at Richland Memorial Hospital.

Trenton first became interested in sports medicine after he experienced an injury to his back. Until that point, he was leaning toward being a mechanic or a welder. After interacting with his therapists and medical personnel, he decided, instead, to be a mechanic of the body.

He is looking forward to working with Dr. Anand as a team on many cases, as well as managing his own case load. In addition, he is enjoying being a part of the surgical aspect of a patient’s care.

“One thing I am particularly interested in is concussion management and therapy. If an athlete experiences a concussion, they can only be released to play again after they have had medical clearance,” noted Trenton.

He is looking forward to connecting with his patients as he begins his practice. He feels that having good communication and being a good listener is very important when meeting with new patients.

“The patient is a part of their own treatment plan, and the only way we can accomplish goals is by working together,” stated Trenton.

Trenton is available to see patients at the RMH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic located at SIHF/Weber Medical Clinic. For an appointment, call 618-395-6081.

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