About Sports Medicine Mission Sports Medicine has had a strong presence in the Asheville and western North Carolina communities since 2011. Our elite sports medicine specialists have advanced training in specific parts of the body or areas of orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology and neurology. Mission Sports Medicine’s unique team ensures unparalleled expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and surgery of injuries and conditions impacting our athletes. A supporter of athletes of all ages and skill levels in the Asheville area, Mission Sports Medicine is proud to serve as the team physicians for the Asheville Tourists minor league baseball team, the University of North Carolina Asheville Athletic Department, and local high schools, middle schools and recreational athletic organizations. We value community involvement and seek to both support and interact with western North Carolina’s student athletes. During the 2011-2012 school year, Mission Sports Medicine made the decision to invest in a program that provides area schools with full-time athletic trainers. This outreach endeavor allows coaches and students the benefit of having a certified athletic trainer available at the school during practices and games throughout the school year. The athletic trainers in the schools work closely with the physicians at Mission Sports Medicine. This convenience, paired with the established relationships and the collaborative effort among the student athletes, parents, physicians, therapists and coaches, serves to help your child return to athletic participation as soon and as safely as possible.