Podcast with Dr. Julia Bruene, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, joining Steve and Dr. Cole to discuss how plasma therapy is being used in COVID-19 treatment. Dr. Bruene talks about how recovered plasma is being used to treat those exposed to or infected with COVID-19, who should consider donating and how someone who has recovered from COVID can donate their plasma to help.

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Dr. Julia Bruene is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician with special interests in acute and chronic orthopedic injuries, concussion management, care of female athletes, care of combat athletes/mixed martial arts, and special needs athletes. In 2006, Dr. Bruene graduated magna cum laude earning her bachelor’s degree in health planning and administration, with a minor in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

She went on to complete her medical degree at Rush University Medical College, Chicago, IL graduating in the top 20 percent of her class. Dr. Bruene served as chief resident in the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Park Ridge, IL. She then completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Rush University Medical Center.Dr. Julie Bruene

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast and recreational runner, Dr. Bruene understands how vital physical well-being is to athletes. She also views exercise as medicine, aiding patients in reaching their wellness potential. Dedicated to keeping fellow sports enthusiasts healthy, Dr. Bruene volunteers to provide medical coverage for Chicago-area sporting events such as the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. She has also participated in team coverage for local area high school, college, and professional teams, and is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, DePaul University, and Trinity International University.

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