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. Geoff Van Thiel, MD
Geoff Van Thiel, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon with OrthoIllinois and is the head of the Rockford IceHogs Medical network.. He graduated with Distinction from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and then attended UCLA Medical School in pursuit of his medical degree. Following medical school, Dr. Van Thiel completed his residency at Rush Medical Center in Chicago under the guidance of some of the country’s leading sports medicine surgeons. After residency, he was accepted into one of the top sports medicine fellowships at Rush University Medical Center and currently remains on the faculty at Rush University Medical Center.
Dr. Jon Whitehurst, MD
Jon Whitehurst, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Jon Whitehurst received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. The Evanston, Ill. native is an Orthopedic Surgeon at OrthoIllinois, Ltd. and his practice focuses on general orthopedics with a special interest in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.
Dr. Scott Trenhaile, MD
Scott Trenhaile, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Scott Tenhaile earned his Medical Degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following his residency, the Iowa native continued his experience with an Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center.
He has been at Rockford Orthopedic Associates, Ltd. since 2004 and is also a Clinical Assistant Instructor of Surgery at University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford. He is also part of the Rush University Medical Center Residency Program and is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Midwestern University.
Aside from his medical intrests, he enjoys playing hockey, golfing, skeet shooting and spending time with family.
Dr. Dennis Norem
Dennis Norem, MD - Internal Medicine
Dr. Dennis Norem completed his residency for Internal Medicine at Illinois Masonic Hospital after earning his medical degree at the Universtiy of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford in 1979. He attended the University of Illinois where he received his BA in Chemistry. He was Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1982 and is a CWSP (Certified Wound Specialist Physician).
Dr. Norem is a Physician at Rockford Clinic, part of the Mercy Health/Rockford Health System. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Illinois College of Medicine - Rockford. He specializes in General Medicine and Wound Care. He was awarded the University of Illinois Distinguised Alumni Award and Winnebago County Medical Society Physician Leadership Award.
The Rockford native is part of the Winnebago County Medical Society and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois State Medical Society. He is also involved with the American Medical Association and Assoication for Advancement of Wound Care, and was a past chairman of the Rockford Regional Health Council.
Dr. Norem enjoys water skiiing, wake surfing, and snow skiing. He likes to spend time with his family, including five children (three girls and two boys) and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Jason Bradenkamp
Emergency Medicine Coordinator
Jason Bradenkamp, MD, F.A.C.E.P. - Emergency Physician
Dr. Jason Bradencamp completed his Residency in Emergency Medicine at Resurrection Emergency Medical Center in Chicago in 2000. He attended medical school at Southern Illinois University after graduating from Indiana University and University of Illinois with a B.S. in Biology in 1993.
He began, and is currently, working as an Emergency Physician at Rockford Memorial Hospital in 2001 and is currnetly the Chariman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Medical Staff President. He has previously served as the Associate Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine as well. Dr. Bradenkamp is an American College of Emergency Medicine Fellow.
Originally hailing from Effingham, Ill., he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, hunting, and collecting wine. Dr. Bradenkamp acheived the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and married his wife, Kristin, in 2005. They have three children, Bryn, Collin, and Johnny.
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|EMS Game Coverage Staff||
Dr. David Tartaglia, DDS
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
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Dr. Brant D Hulsebus,
DC LCP CCWP
Brant D. Hulsebus, DC LCP CCWP
Dr. Brand Hulsebus began his eduction at Umass-Amherst and NIU where he earned his BS-PreMed before moving on to Palmer College of Chiropractic DC. He earned his post graduate certification in LCP Chiropractic Philosophy and CCWP certified Chiropractic wellness lifestyle.
The Rockford, Ill. native is the Vice President of the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association. He also serves as Legislative chairman and Medicare director. Additionally, Dr. Hulsebus is on the Board of directors of the ICA (International
Dr. Jeff Stringer, NR-EMT-P
Jeff Stringer, NR-EMT-P
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.
|Secondary Medical Network|
|Dr. Jason Davenport||OrthoIllinois- Non-OP Sports Med|
|Dr. J. Earhart / Dr. J. Blaumburg||OrthoIllinois- Ortho Trauma|
|Dr. Edric Schwartz||OrthoIllinois- Orthopedist (Hand)|
|Dr. Scott Ferry||OrthoIllinois- Pediatric Orthopedics|
|Dr. Brian Braaksma||OrthoIllinois- Spine/Pain Mgt.|
|Dr. Ryan Enke||OrthoIllinois- Spine/Pain Mgt.|
|Dr. Chris Silva / Dr. Fred Sweet||Rockford Spine Center - Ortho Spine|
|David Rezin||OrthoIllinois- Rehab Coordinator|
|Andrew Sestak||Rockford Orthopedic Appliance - Certified Orthotist|
|Rick Allen||Rockford Orthopedic Appliance - Certified Orthotist|
|Dr. Mary White / Dr. W. Bush||Podiatry|
|Julie Burns / Alex Cotie||Sport Fuel, Inc. - Nutritionist|
|Brian Allen, DC. ART. CSCS.||Team ART Specialist (Bannockburn Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center)|
|Primary Care & Family Medical|
|Dr. JJ Perez / Dr. Brian Johky||RHS- Emergency Medicine|
|Dr. Dennis Norem||RHS- Internal Medicine|
|Dr. Robin Borchardt||OSF- Occupational Health|
|Dr. Jonathan O'Neil||RHS- Neurologist/SD|
|Dr. Richard Fessler||NWU- Neurosurgeon|
|Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth||Neuropsychologist|
|Dr. John Lind||Rockford Radiology - Radiologist|
|Forest City Diagnostic Imaging Center|
|Mark Cherney, RPh.||CVS Pharmacy - Pharmacy CEO|
|Greg Keuter||Sportpham/MORE - Chairman/Rep.|
|Dental/Oral - Maxillofacial|
|Dr. Edward Rentschler||ROMS- Oral-Maxillofacial|
|Dr. Matt Bruksch||ROMS- Oral-Maxillofacial|
|Dr. Timothy Thiesen||Orthodontics|
|Dr. Pedro Rodriquez||Plastic/Recons. Surgeon|
|Dr. James McAdoo||Plastic/Recons. Surgeon|
|Dr. Landon Pryor||Transformations Plastic Surgery|
|Mitul R. Vakharia, M.D.|
|Dr. Paul Christensen||OSF-RC- Cardiologist|
|Dr. Mark Hiser||OSF-RSS- Cardiologist|
James F. Gary, LCPC
|Mental Skills Coach|
|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. Michael McCarthy||Surgical Associates of Northern Illinois|
|Dr. Zeenat Parveen||OSF- Endocrinologist|
|Dr. Ajaz Khan||OSF- Hematology/Oncology|
|Dr. Aaron Shiels||RGA- Gastroenterology|
|Dr. Doug Roegner||RUA- Urologist|
|Dr. Richard Olson||OrthoIllinois- Rheumatology|
|Dr. Michael Kitka||ASR- Vascular Surgeon|
|Dr. Kendall Boone||ASR- Vascular Surgeon|
|Dr. Jonathan O'Neil||RHS- Pulmonology|
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