Athletic Trainer and Team Orthopedic Physician Info
Haywood Regional Sports Medicine is the official Sports Medicine provider for Tuscola Athletics. Our program is through Haywood Regional Medical Center, a Duke Lifepoint hospital.
Stephen Digh, Jr. MS, LAT, ATC; Head Athletic Trainer; cell (704) 718-8008
Dr. Ben Debelak; Team Orthopedic Physician; office (828) 452-4131
Please call the Athletic Trainers if your athlete needs to be evaluated for an injury. We are available 24/7. If you get our voicemail, please leave a message and we will return your call ASAP.
If you need to see Dr. Debelak, you can set up an appointment 2 ways:
1) Your Athletic Trainer can coordinate an appointment for you through the office. This is usually the easiest method.
2) You can call the Orthopedic office directly at (828) 452-4131, but please be sure to tell them the athlete goes to Tuscola. The office makes every effort to get the appointment as quickly as possible, but if the time given is not convenient, you can ask the office for a different time or call your Athletic Trainer for assistance.
Athletic Websites and Links
MaxPreps – Team Information
NCAA Eligibility – Clearinghouse