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Meet Stanley Sczecienski. D.O.

Stanley J. Sczecienski, D.O.“Dr. Stan” Sczecienski is the Medical Director of the Garden City Hospital Center for Sports and Family Medicine. He is committed to providing a wealth of knowledge to help athletes train, rehabilitate, and prevent injuries associated with sports. Dr. Stan is board certified in both Sports Medicine and Family Medicine and has achieved the status of Fellow in Sports Medicine by the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the highest honor recognized in Sports Medicine.

For the past 25 years, Dr. Stan has been practicing Sports Medicine in Westland. He is also the team physician for both John Glenn High School and Wayne Memorial High School for nearly a quarter of a century. Dr. Stan can be frequently seen and heard on many national and local TV and radio stations, including WDFN 1130AM (Sports Talk) as the physician advisor. HAVE A SPORTS-RELATED QUESTION? EMAIL DR. STAN!

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS Dr. Stanley Sczecienski serves as the team physician for: 
    • Detroit Panthers, a minor-league basketball team in the Premier Basketball League 
    • Detroit Dark Angels Football, a women's semi-professional football team 
    • Nearly Two Dozen Area High Schools

Dr. Stan was one of the physicians at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996. He is also a site physician for the Adrenaline Game Alliance (AGA) Nation throughout Michigan. 

MEDICAL EDUCATION Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
B.S Chemistry and Psychology, 1981

Medical School: University of Health Sciences C.O.M, Kansas City, MO
Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon, 1986

Internship: Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI
General Rotating Chief Intern, 1986-87

Residency: Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI
Family Practice, Chief Resident 1987-88
Sports Medicine, 1987-88
Certificate of Competency in Sports Medicine, 1989 (Only 139 physicians in the U.S have achieved this certification)

CERTIFICATIONS     • Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practitioners 
    • Board Certification of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, 1989 
    • Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, 1991 
    • Diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners, 1993 
    • Board Certification in Sports Medicine via CAQ, 1995 
    • Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine, 1995 
    • Fellow in Sports Medicine (A.O.A.S.M.), 1998 
    • Fellow in Forensic Examination (A.C.F.E.), 1998 
    • Diplomate of the American Board of Disability Analysts, 2000 
    • Re-certification Completed Board Certification of Added 
    • Qualifications in Sports Medicine, 12/05 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS    • Assistant Director of Family Practice Residents, Garden City Hospital 1990-93 
    • Sports Medicine Physician Trainer for Family Practice Residents, Garden City Hospital 
    • Editor of the "Family Practice Newsletter", 1989-91 
    • Chairman, Osteopathic Practices and Principles Committee, Garden City Hospital 
    • Chairman, Department of Family Practice, Garden City Hospital 1994-95 
    • Associate Professor, Michigan State University C.O.M., Lansing, MI 
    • Pain Management ad hoc committee for Michigan Osteopathic Association 1999 
      (under guidance of Michigan Attorney General's Office) 
    • Associate Professor, Des Moines University C.O.M 
    • Expert Witness for the State of Michigan, Dept. of Community Health, Bureau of Health Professions 
    • Consultant for Oakland County, Michigan Prosecutors Office 
    • Medical Advisor for UniCare/Wellpoint (the disability company for Ford Motor Corporation) 
    • Clinical Director for Sports Medicine Fellowship at Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI