Dr David Bailie serves as a volunteer Team Physician for the Justin Sports Medicine Team, the official medical team for the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association). Having volunteered his services for nearly 20 years, he is one of only a few Orthopedic Surgeons in the US designated an official Team Physician (Justinsportsmedicine.com).
Dr Bailie attends rodeos in the Southwest to care for the PRCA (PRORODEO.com) athletes at the arena and provide overall Orthopedic care, including surgical care if needed, to help these tough athletes minimize downtime. Although PRCA are some of the most dangerous athletic events of any professional sport, the athletes do not get paid if they do not compete. They need to earn as many points during the season as possible, in hopes of qualifying for the NFR (National Finals Rodeo) in Las Vegas, where millions of dollars are at stake. They rely on the Justin Sports Medicine Team (Sponsored by Justin Boots, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway) to help them throughout the season. Dr Bailie understands that the unique injuries seen in PRCA and does everything he can to make sure these athletes are ready for their next ride!
Be sure to catch some of the exciting rodeo action televised on CBS Sports Network!