N.C. – Novant Health is pleased to announce the opening of
Novant Health Pediatric Sports Medicine in Charlotte. The clinic, staffed by Drs.
Jennifer Gaitley and Christian Turner, is the first in the Charlotte area exclusively
dedicated to pediatric sports medicine.
Gaitley earned her medical degree from Wayne State
University in Detroit. She completed a pediatric residency followed by a
primary care sports medicine fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s
Hospital in Cleveland. Board-certified in pediatrics and sports medicine,
Gaitley has served as a team physician at both the high school and collegiate
level and has also provided physician coverage at the Cleveland marathon, the
Cleveland triathlon and statewide youth soccer tournaments. Her primary areas
of interest include care of the female athlete, overuse injuries and fracture
management. Outside of work, Gaitley enjoys hiking, yoga and spending time with
her husband exploring their new home state.
Turner attended SUNY Upstate
Medical University in Syracuse, New York, followed by a residency in pediatrics
at the University of Connecticut. He went on to complete a fellowship in
primary care sports medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Turner completed an additional six months of training in the care of general
nonoperative orthopedic conditions prior to starting in practice. He spent four
years as an attending physician within CHOP orthopedics treating children and
adolescents from infancy through college for sports and musculoskeletal
concerns, including acute and overuse injuries, simple fractures, joint pains
Turner’s training allows him
the unique practice model of managing both sports concerns and general
musculoskeletal orthopedic issues such as in-toeing, scoliosis and flat feet.
He and his wife, a former collegiate soccer player and behavioral health
counselor, have two children. They are excited to be in Charlotte, where her
family has lived for 10 years.
Pediatric Sports Medicine offers
a wide range of services, including care for sport-related concussions,
musculoskeletal injuries, overuse injuries, nutrition issues and nonsurgical
fracture management. The clinic is located inside the Pediatric Multi-Specialty
Center at 201 Queens Road in Charlotte, and is open Monday through Friday, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic provides complimentary “meet the doctor” visits to
more information or to schedule an appointment, call 704-316-1020.