Dr. Tracy Ray may hail from Georgia, but as a sports medicine physician, he has taken his love for helping athletes all the way from the Southeast to Central America and Africa. 

As a doctor at Piedmont Oconee’s Orthopedics Sports Medicine building, Ray addresses patients’ musculoskeletal concerns as well as other medical concerns including cardiac disease, concussions, nutrition and return to play after an injury. 

Ray earned his bachelor’s degree at Berry College while, as a tennis player, he maintained an interest in sports. After he graduated in 1985, he later went to medical school at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his sports medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. 

“And yet, from the time I was 10 years old, I knew I wanted to be a physician and practice medicine, so this [job] is kind of two loves that came together,” Ray said. 

For more on this story, see the Jan. 16 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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