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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Staff
Tony Anthony Turchetta, MSEd, LAT, ATC
Hershey High School Athletic Trainer   Select Physical Therapy
Mr. Turchetta joined the DTSD Sports Medicine team in 2012.  He had just completed a Masters in Education degree from Old Dominion University where he was responsible for covering football, wrestling and baseball. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Penn State University in 2010 and was nationally certified as an Athletic Trainer through the BOC that same year.   
Contact Info:     cell: (717) 635-1211
Jeffrey Hutton
Jeff Hutton, M.S., ATC, CSCS, PES
Hershey High School/Middle School Athletic Trainer   Select Physical Therapy

Mr. Hutton joined the DTSD Sports Medicine team in 2015.  He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2006.  Upon graduation he achieved his Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention in 2007. He has been a NATA-BOC Certified Athletic Trainer since 2007 and is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania.  He has also been a NSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2006 and NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist since 2006.

Contact Info:      cell: 814-331-7664      fax: 717-884-7151
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308 Hockersville Rd Hershey, PA 17033   (717) 298-1411
Matthew Silvis, MD
Primary Care Sports Medicine Team Physician
Dr. Silvis has been a Sports Medicine Physician for DTSD since 2010.  He is the Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, graduated from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in 2002. He then completed a Family Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. After residency, Dr. Silvis practiced wilderness medicine in rural Wyoming before returning to Wake Forest where he completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine. Dr. Silvis is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and medical director of primary care sports medicine. He also serves as team physician for the Hershey Bears Hockey Club. He has special interests in the care of endurance athletes, exercise, and concussion. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Silvis enjoys hiking, mountain biking, running, and photography. He lives in Hershey with his wife, Christine, and their two sons, Nicholas and Benjamin.  Dr. Silvis clears all concussions sustained by any DTSD athlete and is available for sports injury consultations. The Athletic Trainers coordinate care and appointments with Dr. Silvis.
Scott Lynch, MD
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Team Physician
Dr. Lynch has been involved with DTSD sports for over a decade.  Dr. Lynch has been on faculty at Penn State Hershey Medical Center since June of 1998 as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialization in Sports Medicine. Prior to coming to Hershey he did his Orthopaedic residency at the University of Vermont and then did two Sports Medicine Fellowships; one at the Cleveland Clinic and one overseas at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2004 and was named the Director of Sports Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He has been the Practice Site Medical Director for the Adult Bone and Joint Clinic since its opening in 2008. He serves as the team physician for the Penn State University football team and as an assistant team physician for the Hershey Bears hockey team. Dr. Lynch helps as a volunteer wrestling coach for the high school, and enjoys biking and playing his guitar.  He lives in Hershey with his wife, Debbie, and has two children currently attending college.  The Athletic Trainers coordinate care and appointments with Dr. Lynch.
Facts About Certified Athletic Trainers:
  • Medical professionals who are experts in injury prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, particularly in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal disciplines
  • Have at least a bachelor's degree in athletic training, which is an allied health profession
  • Must pass a national certification exam before earning the ATC credential
  • Must keep their skills current by participating in continuing education
  • ATC's work under the direct supervision of a physician
  • Licensed under PA State Board of Medicine
  • ATC's collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of athletes
Athletic Trainers are available after school to provide:
  • Assessment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries in athletes as well as first aid, treatment and proper referrals when appropriate
  • Physical rehabilitation services
  • Management of emergency situations which may arise during athletic practices and events
  • Coordination of care with Primary Care Physicians, Orthopedic Physicians and Physical Therapist