Primary Care Sports Medicine

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Michael Henehan, DO, Director

Dr. Henehan received his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the San Jose Medical Center.  In addition to his private practice of Sports Medicine, he is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of Family Medicine at Stanford University and the director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at San Jose – O’Connor Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Henehan is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.  He is a team physician for San Jose State University and has also served as a team physician for the San Jose Earthquakes professional soccer team.  Dr. Henehan is a former chairman of the Santa Clara County Medical Society Committee on Sports Medicine.  He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.  He has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine from both the American Board of Family Practice and the American Osteopathic Association.  Dr. Henehan enjoys running, basketball and skiing.

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Chris Fulmer, DO

Dr. Fulmer is a full time faculty member of the San Jose – O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship programs.  His clinical practice is located in Campbell, California.  In his practice he provides care for both primary care and sports medicine populations.  He has a passion to promote health and wellness through behavioral modification specifically through exercise and an active lifestyle.  Dr. Fulmer completed his undergraduate degree at UC Davis in Biochemistry.  After completing his degree, he spent several years working in the pharmaceutical industry in the area of clinical trials research.  He then went on to attend the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.  Dr. Fulmer completed his Family Medicine Residency at UC Davis Medical Center.  After his residency, his passion for sports led him to pursue further training in the area of sports medicine.  He completed his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at O’Connor Hospital in association with Stanford and San Jose State Universities.  He enjoys treating athletes of all ages and levels of competition for both sports-related injuries and medical conditions.  He is the head team physician for San Jose City College and a team physician for Valley Christian High School.  He previously also served as team physician for the San Jose Sharks (NHL) and for the San Jose Sabercats (AFL).

Dr. Fulmer is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.  He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association.

Robert Nishime, MD

Dr. Nishime is a native of Chicago and received most of his education in the Chicago-land area.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and received his medical degree at Rush Medical College, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed family medicine training at the Rush-Illinois Masonic Family Practice Residency Program and is Board Certified.  He is a graduate of the San Jose Medical Center Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. After 5 years of being in a group private orthopedic practice in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Nishime returned to the South Bay area and is now actively involved as teaching faculty for the San Jose – O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs.  He is a Team Physician for San Jose State University as well as Chairman of Sports Medicine for the USA Judo Team.  Dr. Nishime enjoys outdoor sports and has an interest in illustration and painting.

William Cappiello, MD

Dr. Cappiello received his undergraduate degree at Yale University and his medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California.  He completed a Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the Hughston Orthopedic Clinic in Columbus, Georgia.  He currently is a staff physician in the Department of Orthopedics at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara, California.  He specializes in sports medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.  He was the Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center from 1995-98.

Brice Blatz, MS, MD

Dr. Blatz received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his Masters in Applied Physiology from Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences in Chicago.  He received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School.  He completed his Family Medicine residency training at University of Nevada, Reno and his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at O’Connor Hospital.  Dr. Blatz has a special interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative medicine.  He uses the most advanced centrifuge available to help him design custom stem cell treatments for each patient and condition.  He also uses special image-guided orthopedic ultrasound for greater diagnostic and placement accuracy.  His work is focused on helping patients of all ages return to their sports and their work more quickly with less pain and much faster recovery.  In his spare time, Dr. Blatz enjoys playing golf, keeping fit with cross-training and high-intensity circuit training, and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

Amy Hockenbrock, MD

Dr. Hockenbrock received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.  She then received her M.S. in Applied Physiology, followed by her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University and Chicago Medical School, respectively.  She was brought back to the Bay Area to O’Connor Hospital in San Jose for both Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship.  She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.  Her special interests at work include Sports Medicine, Women’s Health, and care for the LGBT community.  Dr. Hockenbrock lives in Los Gatos with her husband, three children, two cats, and one dog.

Orthopedic Surgery

Daniel Haber, MD

Dr. Haber received his orthopedic surgery residency at Stanford University.  After completing an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship, he began working as a team physician at San Jose State University.

Douglas Blatz, MD

Dr. Blatz received his orthopedic training at Tulane University and his sports medicine training under Jack Hughston, M.D., a pioneer in Sports Medicine.  Dr. Blatz is a member of the American and International Arthroscopy Societies as well as the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and is a former chairman of the Santa Clara County Medical Society Committee on Sports Medicine.  He is the team physician for the U.S. Swim and Synchronized swim teams. Dr. Blatz enjoys skiing and soccer.

Podiatry

Michael Cornelison, DPM

Dr. Cornelison received his undergraduate degree in Physiological Science from UCLA and completed his podiatric training at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine.  He is an advanced reconstructive foot surgery specialist who emphasizes preventive care for his Santa Clara County patients.  The practice treats a wide range of foot conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, bunions, heel spurs, arch strains, and more.  Dr. Cornelison can also create specialized injury treatment programs for athletes who need to recover quickly.

Physical Therapy

Ross Nakaji, PT

Ross received his undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from the University of the Pacific.  He worked as an ATC and then returned to school to earn his degree in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific.  Ross originally set out to be a Naval Aviator, but poor eyesight and a love of teaching/coaching drew him to physical therapy. Ross enjoys going to the gym, playing softball, and hacking up golf courses.  He also enjoys listening to country music (to calm down) and 80′s hair bands (to perk up), in addition to playing the drums.  He has also served as coach to numerous youth sports teams.