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Meet Our Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Partners!

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Northeast Georgia Physicians Group 2016

On-site healthcare providers are a big part of Gainesville Athletics and we are lucky to have a premiere orthopedic, sports medicine and athletic training team available for our athletes thanks to NGPG.  For more information, or to make an appointment visit

Meet Our Team Doctor: Dr. Mark Hazel

Dr. Mark Hazen 2016

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Dr. Hazel received his medical degree from Louisiana State University and completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Texas Tech University Health System in Lubbock, Texas.  He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a sub-specialty certification in sports medicine and more than 18 years of orthopedic and sports medicine experience in Texas, North Carolina and, most recently, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter in Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Over the years, Dr. Hazel has enjoyed the privilege of serving as team physician for a multitude of high schools, colleges and athletic associations.

Kara Honea

 Kara Honea

Meet Our Athletic Trainer                                                                                                      Kara graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from University of North Georgia in 2015.

Cara Blenke

 Cara Blenke

Cara has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Georgia where she graduated in 2015. She is a certified athletic trainer and certified in CPR, First Aid and AED.