About HMG Sports Medicine

At HMG Sports Medicine, we make it our mission to get you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible!  Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals specifically with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries resulting from athletic or daily activities. It’s not just for competitive athletes! Sports Medicine physicians are ideal for anyone who wishes to become active or begin an exercise program, or for the “weekend warriors” who experience the occasional injury. We focus on physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports, exercise, and daily activities.

  • Lindsay Remy, MD is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Remy has been with HMG since 2017. She specializes in the surgical treatment of sports-related injuries and assists athletes in expedited recovery with advanced techniques and treatments. She is currently the team physician for the Kingsport Mets.

  • A native of Southwest Virginia, Brian Shafer, DO is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and specializes in sports medicine, sports nutrition, and exercise prescription. Dr. Shafer has been with HMG since 2010. He received his doctorate of medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at East Tennessee State University. He also completed his Fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Cabarrus Family Medicine in Concord, North Carolina.
  • Emily Campbell, MD is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and specializes in sports medicine, exercise, and nutrition. Dr. Campbell has been with HMG since 2013. She received her doctorate of medicine and completed her residency at East Tennessee State University. She also completed her Fellowship in sports medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

  • Kevin Metzger, DO is board certified in family medicine and specializes in sports medicine. He received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. During his fellowship, Dr. Metzger worked at Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC.

  • Heather Phelps, FNP is a family nurse practitioner for HMG Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic at Medical Plaza in Kingsport, TN. Phelps enjoys serving the Kingsport community and seeing anyone from the athlete to the weekend warrior. “I am excited to be a part of HMG’s Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic in Kingsport, I want to provide patients with the best care possible, as well as the shortest recovery time possible, so they can quickly return to their quality of life.”
  • Hunter Shipley, PA, brings his specialized expertise in sports medicine and orthopedics to the team at HMG. With a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Milligan University, and an undergraduate degree from East Tennessee State University, Shipley is well-equipped to address a range of sports medicine and orthopedic issues. As a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and several other prestigious organizations, he is committed to helping athletes and active individuals from all walks of life achieve their best health and quickest recovery.

If you have an orthopedic injury and you want to maximize your function while minimizing the restrictions your injury is causing you, our Sports Medicine specialists can work with you to get you back to your best. In Tennessee, our sports medicine specialists are Dr. Emily Campbell, Dr. Lindsay Remy and Dr. Brian Shafer. These specialists will evaluate you and determine if your injury can be managed with non-surgical methods of treatment. They will work with our team of physical therapists, athletic trainers, and surgeons to develop a care program specific to your individualized needs.

If it is determined that your injury requires surgical treatment, our sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lindsay Remy, will provide you with surgical options to help get you back to your best as quickly as possible. Dr. Remy uses non-invasive surgical methods and post-surgery therapies and treatments to help minimize your recovery time. Dr. Remy has knowledge and experience working with athletes of all ages and ranges of physical fitness.  Her passion for partnering with her patients is what makes her an excellent surgeon and partner in your journey to recovery from injury.

We Have Specialized Training In:

  • Acute injuries (such as ankle sprains, knee and shoulder injuries, fractures, and muscle sprains)
  • Overuse injuries (such as rotator cuff and other forms of tendonitis, stress fractures)
  • Medical and injection therapies for osteoarthritis
  • Concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) and other head injuries
  • Athletes with chronic or acute illness (such as infectious mononucleosis, asthma, or diabetes)
  • Nutrition, supplements, ergogenic aids, and performance issues
  • Exercise prescription for patients who want to increase their fitness
  • Injury prevention
  • “Return to play” decisions in the sick or injured athletes
  • Recommendations on safe strength training and conditioning exercises
  • Healthy lifestyle promotion

About Concussions:

Dr. Shafer and Dr. Campbell are specifically trained in neuropsychological testing, measuring the brain function for deficits in a clinical setting, for concussion injuries. They provide active treatments and therapies to help aid in the recovery of this serious, but treatable injury. It is important to note that if you think you or a loved one has suffered a mild traumatic brain injury or concussion, it’s important that they be evaluated to determine the most appropriate course of treatment and to avoid further injury or damage to the brain.

We encourage parents and coaches to educate their athletes on the severity of concussion injuries so they can inform you of symptoms and be evaluated and treated appropriately.

Types of non-surgical care provided:

  • Therapeutic injections (steroid or viscosupplementation)
  • Bracing for most joints
  • Casting of simple fractures
  • Rehabilitation
  • Blood flow restriction therapy
  • Altering training regimen
  • Ultrasound imaging for evaluation and diagnosis of injuries
  • Computerized neuropsychology concussion testing & evaluation

Conditions We Treat


  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pes planus
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tibialis tendonitis
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Sinus tarsi syndrome
  • Footballer’s ankle
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Sever’s disease
  • Iselin disease
  • Metatarsal stress fracture
  • Ankle sprain
  • Turf toe
  • Shin splints


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Pes anserine bursitis
  • IT band syndrome
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Osgood-schlatter’s disease
  • Quadriceps tendinopathy
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fracture – tibia


  • Acute back/neck strain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Scheuermann’s disease


  • Osteoarthritis
  • IT band syndrome
  • Femoral acetabular impingement
  • Hamstring tendinopathy
  • Insertional quad tendinopathy
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Hip adductor tendinopathy
  • Hip abductor tendinopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Osteitis pubis
  • Snapping hip syndrome


  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Little league shoulder
  • AC joint osteoarthritis
  • AC separation
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Distal clavicle osteolysis
    (weightlifter’s shoulder)
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Adhesive capsulitis


  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Medial epicondylitis
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Distal biceps tendinopathy
  • Little league elbow


  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Extensor carpi ulnar tendonitis
  • 1st MCP osteoarthritis
  • Gymnast wrist