Clinical Outcomes, Exercise, Rehabilitation, Sport Medicine
Dr. Fischer is the Director, Primary Care Sport Medicine at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic. This is a multidisciplinary clinic providing care for all levels of athletes, with a mandate of “keeping active people active”. She is an assistant professor in the department of Family Medicine at Western University with a cross appointment as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dept of Kinesiology. In the role of Director of Primary Care, Dr. Fischer is actively involved in teaching residents from all disciplines. She sits on the Enhanced skills committee at Western within Dept of Family Medicine.
She is the current chair of the SIFP Program of Sport and Exercise Medicine in the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has served as Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Section on Sport Medicine and as President of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. She is co-chair of the Specialty Status committee of CASEM and sits on the fellowship committee of CASEM.
Dr. Fischer has developed a particular interest in concussion and is a leader in the clinical care of athletes with sport concussion. She has helped to develop a post-concussive rehabilitation protocol at the FKSMC for those athletes with prolonged symptoms. She is also working with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation in reviewing the guidelines for post concussive syndrome and persistent symptoms and providing educational workshops in this area. She has been on the Bauer Safety panel to review safety issues in hockey and has provided educational seminars to physicians, coaches, parents and allied health. She has recently been a member on the “Canadian Concussion Collaborative”, a group of physician representatives from over 10 professional organizations (including CASEM, CFPC, RCPSC, CPS, CAEP, OMA, ThinkFirst , CPA). As chair of the SEM section of the CFPC, she has also led the development of the recently published CFPC’s Position Statement – “The role of the Family Physician in Managing Concussion”.