Guthrie Post-Concussion Support Group to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

November 15 will mark the fifth anniversary of the Guthrie post-concussion support group. The group, which was created to offer support to athletes and their families, has featured dozens of speakers who have shared their personal journeys of dealing with sports related post-concussion syndrome.

The next meeting will be on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. in the 4 Blue Conference Room located on the fourth floor of the Guthrie Medical Group in Sayre, Pa. The meeting is free and open to the public.

This month’s guest speaker is Dawn Bown, better known by her pen name, Naomi Parker. Bown is the author of the book “When Libby Lost Her Smile”. Bown is returning for a second time to share her daughter’s/family story with the group. She will also talk about her work helping individuals suffering from post-concussion syndrome.

For more information or to participate in the live WebEx simulcast, please contact Steven Hicks, MS, ATC by email at The group also maintains a Facebook page, Twin Tiers Sports Post-Concussion Support Group.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 290 physicians and 175 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York.  Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

Steve Hicks, MS, ATC, Group Coordinator, and Dr. Donald Phykitt, Guthrie Sports Medicine