Local Doctor to Attend Olympics


Dr. Matt Uchtman with Elevation Health Care in Cape Girardeau will be providing support for the U.S. Wrestling Team who are currently competing in Rio, Brazil. Dr. Uchtman says it’s crucial to stay on top of the players' health, since any little thing can affect their performance. He will provide check-ups, track nutritional intake, and other medical services.

Uchtman works with the "Sports Performance Council" and after training, tests, and interviews, he was selected to go to the Olympics with the wrestling team. He leaves on August 15 and will be in Rio for nine days.