Corvallas clinic to start next week with no concussion protocol
— The Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine is beginning the second week of its Corvals Clinic on Monday with no protocols for concussion.
The clinic is in Corvills campus for its Corvisartis outpatient concussions program, which is designed to test for head injuries, according to the Corvalla Health Department.
The program’s director, Dr. Eric Lomax, said the protocol will not include any medications, but will be tested on patients for the first time.
The Corvallas Clinic has seen some of the worst head injuries in Oregon history.
It is one of only two Corvalli-based outpatient concussed facilities in the state.
In January, a 12-year-old boy in CorValls died of a head injury that doctors say was caused by a head trauma while visiting his father’s family.
The Corvallo Clinic has treated dozens of children and adults with concussions.
The program has seen more than 50 cases of concussions in the last 12 months, Lomay said.
Corvalls is one-quarter of a million people in Oregon.
Lomasaid he thinks it could be an issue for Oregon in the future.
It has a population of less than 10,000 people.