Dr. Brent W. Kay was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1986 with a Degree in Biochemistry. He attended Medical School at Oregon Health Sciences University from 1987-1991 where he graduated with his M.D. degree. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1991. He then followed up with extensive Sports Medicine training at OASIS Sports Medical Group in San Diego from 1996-2000, where he spent his final year working as an assistant Team Physician for the San Diego Chargers.
Dr. Kay is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Program Director, considered to be the highest level of Sports Science certifications in the World, encompassing nearly every discipline within Sports Medicine. He is currently as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kay worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center for nearly a decade, where he most recently developed their first Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program. He was voted Teacher of the Year in 2001 and has been active in teaching medical students, interns and residents Primary Care Sports Medicine since 1996. He founded and developed the Temecula Valley Annual Pre-participation Sports Physical exam fundraiser and has raised over $600,000 for local high school athletic programs during the last 10 years, performing over 20,000 pre-participation sports physical exams while volunteering thousands of hours of his time. He was named Riverside County Medical Association Physician of the Year in 2009 for his extensive volunteer and philanthropic efforts. His volunteer efforts in Sports Medicine are too extensive to list.
Dr. Kay founded the OUCH Medical Center in 2001 in an effort to bring top level Sports Medicine services to the Temecula Valley. During this time OUCH has provided care to local residents and volunteer services to every high school in the Valley. Dr. Kay has been heavily involved with Professional cycling and has been the primary supporter and top advisor to Temecula resident and 4-time World Champion and Olympian Sarah Hammer. Dr. Kay has been one of Cycling’s top supporters and served as Team Physician for the 2009UCI World Track Cycling Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently the USA Cycling World Championship Track Cycling Team Physician.
Dr. Kay’s interest in Sports Medicine is a natural extension of his athletic background. He played Baseball and Football in high school and was an All-State MVP, however his career was cut short by a high speed car accident during high school, which resulted in a severe shoulder injury and broken neck. After spending a month in the hospital and undergoing 6 operations his shoulder developed Avascular Necrosis (dead bone) and subsequently severe degenerative arthritis as a teenager. After years of extensive rehabilitation and more surgeries Dr. Kay chose a career as Physician. He used swimming for rehabilitation and began to compete in triathlons while at the University of Oregon. He competed as a Professional Triathlete, won All-American honors, and completed 6 Ironman Triathlons including the 1989 and 1996 Hawaii Ironman World Championship Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii (2.4 mile ocean swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 marathon run).
As his shoulder failed, Dr. Kay turned to competitive cycling after he could no longer swim. He excelled from the start and won over 20 California State Championship titles, set a national record and won a Bronze medal at the 2009 Masters World Championships in Sydney, Australia. In 2010 Dr. Kay won an Elite National Championship title at the USA Cycling Elite Track Cycling National Championships in Los Angeles, CA. Following his national championship victory he competed at the 2010 UCI World Cup race in Cali, Columbia as part of the OUCH Pro Cycling Team. This was his final race and he underwent shoulder replacement surgery in August, 2011.
Dr. Kay enjoys spending time with his children; Justin 19 is a sophomore at UC Berkeley majoring in Computer Science, Billy 18 is a senior at Chaparral High school (CHS) and planning on going to college to study Sports Medicine and Michael 16 is a sophomore at CHS and has played on the San Diego All-Star lacrosse team for the past 3 years.. All 3 have been involved in the sport of Lacrosse at CHS and Dr. Kay has served as volunteer coach for the CHS program since its inception 5 years ago. They also spend time snowboarding and skiing together.
James P. Nevins, MD, FAAFP is board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine. He attended the Faculty of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico, Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, and residency at the William Beaumont Medical Center in Michigan. He comes to OUCH Sports Medical Center after 10 years as the Director of Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician at Indiana University in the Big Ten Conference. During that time, in addition to medically overseeing the varsity athletic program and the graduate and undergraduate athletic training programs, he also participated in studies and authored articles relative to concussions in sport. He was chairman of the Big Ten Conference Sports Medicine Committee in 2003. Prior to that he was the medical team physician for the San Diego Padres for 13 years. This included covering the 1984 National League Championship Series, World Series and the 1992 Major League All-Star Game. He was also a U.S. Olympic physician, serving as the Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. teams participating in both the 1989 World University Games in Germany, and the 1991 Pan-American Games in Havana, Cuba. He is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Nevins has participated as staff physician for Virginia Slims Tennis, the Bud-Lite Triathlon Series, the World Cup Tae Kwon Do Championships of 1986, and Major League Baseball International’s exhibition tour of Taiwan in 1992.
Dr. Pamela Wong Simmons, MD is Board Certified in Family Practice. After graduating with honors at Loma Linda University, La Sierra campus, she attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Simmons then completed residency training at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. She comes to OUCH in 2005 after 9 years practicing the full scope of Family Medicine at Kaiser. Dr. Simmons takes deep interest in her patients and is passionate about whole person care. She has found the practice of medicine to be intellectually stimulating and professionally rewarding. Dr. Simmons has interest in all of family medicine including treating hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and especially women's health (including annual pap smears) and the female athlete. She has given several community lectures for the female athlete on prevention of injuries, osteoporosis, stress fractures, nutrition deficits and menstrual irregularities.
During medical school she suffered a right knee ACL and meniscus tear playing tennis. After 5 knee surgeries, she still enjoys hiking, camping, mountain biking, swimming, motocross, skiing and paintball. She also enjoys coaching for her children’s soccer, flag football, and volleyball teams. Time with her family, friends and church are important to her. Yearly, she volunteers in medical mission trips to China and other Asian countries providing medical care to orphanages, rural farmers and town’s people. In December 2009, she will travel to Thailand for her next medical mission adventure.
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