Medical Arts Radiology Partners With Evander Holyfield And The Real Deal Sports & Entertainment

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Medical Arts Radiology is proud to announce an initiative with Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Sports and Entertainment to revolutionize the standard of care for its athletes and all combat sports.

“We are excited about our partnership with Real Deal Sports & Entertainment and look forward to doing our part in contributing to the safety and ongoing health and well being of the fighters

The Real Deal Medical team will consist of Board Certified physicians from various specialties. They are all ARP certified and bring a superb level of experience and expertise to the gym and to the ring. They will provide the fighters with top quality and consistent medical care across the country. By maintaining their own computerized fighter medical records they will be able to track any changes in the athlete’s physical or mental health wherever they fight. Real Deal intends to bring the highest of medical standards for its fights to every corner of the country.

The Real Deal Medical will constantly monitor the neurocognitive function of the athletes, as well as pre- and post-bout imaging studies with the goal of diagnosing and then preventing acute or chronic traumatic brain injuries. Through a partnership with Medical Arts Radiology, Real Deal fighters will have the most advanced MRI brain imaging done at a frequency never before accomplished in the sporting world. This will ensure an unprecedented level of fighter safety.

Boxing legend and co-owner Evander Holyfield recently stated, “The whole reason I got into the promotion game was to be the best and to do right by the fighters. This program will demonstrate to the boxers and the rest of the world that we not only want what’s best for them during their careers, but we want what’s best for them beyond their careers. I really want to thank our committed doctors and Medical Arts Radiology for their dedication and efforts to improve the sport and protect the fighters."

“I’ve had this vision for quite a while, and seeing it come to fruition is truly a blessing,” stated Eric Bentley, COO of Real Deal Sports & Entertainment. “There is so much good that can be done with this initiative, and I’m very grateful that Evander Holyfield and Sal Musumeci, our CEO, not only believed in this venture but embraced it. Also, on behalf of Real Deal Sports & Entertainment, we are beyond proud to announce our partnership with Medical Arts Radiology and the vision Dr. Steven Tuzinkiewicz and his partners have to revolutionize the health and safety standards in ringside medicine. I’ve had the opportunity to observe the sport from both the promotional and the regulatory side. Many fighters don’t have health coverage and the only time most of them see a doctor is when they fight. Each state has a different roster of physicians, as well as terribly variable medical requirements and standards. There is currently no way to efficiently track each fighter’s medical history from state-to-state, fight-to-fight, and we’re going to change that. These athletes are risking their lives every time they step in the gym and step in the ring; we owe it to them to make sure they go home to their loved ones and do the best we can to make sure they’re able to live their lives intact and healthy once their careers are over. Fighters are human beings engaged in a very dangerous sport. They deserve the very best medical care we can possibly give them."

Dr. Steven Tuzinkiewicz, CEO of Medical Arts Radiology, stated that, “We are excited about our partnership with Real Deal Sports & Entertainment and look forward to doing our part in contributing to the safety and ongoing health and well being of the fighters."

About Medical Arts Radiology: For over 70 years, Medical Arts Radiology has provided patients with the latest advances in diagnostic imaging. Their commitment to providing the highest level of care begins with its doctors, all board-certified with extensive experience and advanced specialty training.

Medical Arts Radiology has 10 sites, which are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging. Their sites have also earned designation as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence by the ACR.

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