Wes Halderman, MD, Receives Concussion Assessment Designation

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Wes Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine, has earned credentialed Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) consultant designation, having completed specialized training in the leading-edge concussion  assessment tool. Providers with the Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC) designation are regarded as highly-trained professionals proficient in the use of the ImPACT system and products.

“The CIC designation allows physicians to employ this system in the assessment of concussions and make sound return-to-activity judgments,” said Halderman. “I’m proud to join other Premier Health [Link to http://www.premierhealth.com/] providers who are designated to deliver this highly-regarded type of testing and care.”

ImPACT is a an advanced concussion assessment tool used by clinicians in health care facilities, schools, universities, professional sports clubs, and private companies across the country. More than 10,000 medical providers have been trained in the use of ImPACT. The widely-used tool is often implemented in safe-return-to-play/learn decisions in concussion management.

ImPACT assessment is used to establish baseline and post-concussion assessment of athletes and active individuals age 12 and older. 

A concussion is a type of head injury in which the brain makes contact with the skull following a bump or impact to the head. Symptoms may include dizziness, headache, vomiting and nausea, memory problems, and trouble walking. 

“Symptoms of concussion are not always definite and the decision to allow an individual to return to activity is not always clear,” said Dr. Mark Lovell, chief scientific officer and chairman of ImPACT Applications, IncOff Site Icon. “Our CICs provide ImPACT’s neurocognitive assessment tools and services that have been medically accepted as best practices as part of determining safe return to play decisions.”

Dr. Halderman joined Jamestown Family Medicine in 2014. He earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and completed a residency in family medicine at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood (SC). Dr. Halderman is board-certified in family medicine and has a special interest in general medicine.

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