Specialists in Primary Care Sports Medicine complete one to two years of fellowship training in Sports Medicine, after completing a residency in a primary care specialty, such as Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Pediatrics. They lead a team of clinical staff that includes physical therapists, exercise physiologists, sports dietitians and sports psychologists.

Carrie Jaworski, MD

Carrie Jaworski, MDDr. Jaworski is the Director of the Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine at NorthShore and board certified in Family and Sports Medicine. She has nearly two decades of experience treating high school, collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes.

Previously, Dr. Jaworski served as Head Team Physician and Director of Intercollegiate Sports Medicine at Northwestern University, where she managed the medical care for team athletes in 20 sports programs.

For the past 16 years, she has provided medical care at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and has been lead physician for the main medical tent for the last five years.  She also worked as a physician covering the speed skating venue at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City and the Iron Man World Championship in Kona.

Her research interests include: endurance medicine, sports nutrition and dance medicine.

Alison Warfel, ATC, MEd

Alison Warfel, ATC, MEd, is the Sports Health and Performance Coordinator and Physician Extender for Dr. Jaworski.  Before joining the NorthShore Sports Medicine team, Alison was a graduate assistant at DePaul University where she had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of Division I varsity athletes. She has been fortunate to work with the athletic population in many different settings in the Chicagoland area including clinical, physical therapy, strength and conditioning, and collegiate. Alison is passionate about helping athletes of all ages and skill levels reach their personal performance goals. She believes that having the proper tools and information to be successful is half the battle to preventing injury. 

Nick Fulara, MS, RCEP

Nick Fulara, MS, RCEP, received his masters degree in exercise physiology from Northeastern Illinois University and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a registered clinical exercise physiologist.

He has been with NorthShore for five years working in the Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic Laboratory. Nick also has experience with testing athletes of all types, including endurance athletes as well as team sport athletes. Along with working in the Diagnostics Laboratory, he works in both Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment please call 847.503.1400. The NorthShore Sports Health and Performance Program is located inside EFT Sports Performance (1630 Old Deerfield Road, Ste. 106) in Highland Park.

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