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The Sports Doctor, January 20, 2021

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Guests, Robert Pick and Bill Hughes

The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil

Guests, Robert Pick and Bill Hughes

Guest, Robert Pick

Guest Name
Robert Pick
Guest Occupation
Dentist, Author, Speaker & CEO of The Pick Group, Progressive Periodontics & Implants
Guest Biography

Dr. Bob Pick is a popular business practice management consultant, coach, bestselling author, entrepreneur, andprofessional speakerknown for his high energy, fast moving, motivational,highly educational,and entertaining programs. His audience always goes home with great information that can be used immediately for practice enhancement and reward!You will find out why he has been branded the “PURPLE-COW-WOW-GUY!” and a “BITMOJI ON STEROIDS!”The PBR!or the Pick Business-Team-Building Retreat, one of Dr. Pick’s most Powerful Secrets to Success, isso good, it isChapter8in Jack Canfield’s newbook, “Mastering the Art of Success” (of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books!).Dr. Pick is the CEO of The Pick Group, a practice management firm based on excellence and ethics all designed to yield a happy, healthy and wealthy practice!Focus is on getting new patients through the door, growth, system operations, building your brand, mission, vision, culture, why you do what you do, goal setting and attainment, social media,organization and creation of a great team and team environment, and much more!“We Make Your PracticeUnstoppable!”He is also in private practiceandin the “trenches” just like you.Dr. Pick received his Dental Degree, Certificate ofResidency in Periodonticsand his Master of Science Degree, Oral Pathology, all from Northwestern University.Dr. Pick is currently engaged in full time private practice of Periodontics, Implants and Oral Medicine in Aurora, Illinois. He is also a memberof the attending staff of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the Northwestern University’sMedical School. Dr. Pick has also been involved with the Jack Welch Business Management Institute. Dr. Pick is recognized by Dentistry Todayas one of the top 200 Leaders in Continuing Education and has won thishonor all 23yearsthat the award has been given. He is now listed as a Consulting Leader. He was the recipient of the 1998 Gordon J. Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Recognition Award.Dr. Pick is a Fellow in both the American and International College of Dentists,a member of the O.K.U. Honors Dental Society,and the Pierre Fauchard International Dental Honors Society. Hewon the 2014 Northwestern UniversityMerit Award for outstanding achievement in a profession. It is the highest award given by the University. Dr. Pickwrites monthly articleson Practice Management for Dentistry Today, the most read dental journal. Dr. Pick haspresented programsnationally and internationally, has publishednumerous articlesand book chaptersin the scientificliterature, including writing the first text ever on “Lasers in Dentistry.”He has been on live closed circuit TV at both the CDS and Hinman Dental Meetings.Asan official spokesperson for the American Dental AssociationDr.Pick has frequently been featured in themediaincluding: GoodMorning America, Fortune,Wall Street Journal, Glamour, McCalls, Popular Mechanics, Cosmopolitan, NewYork Times, Chicago Tribune andSun Times, L.A. Times,CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News,many others,and even The National Enquirer!In his spare time, Dr. Pick is a commercially rated pilot, an avid guitar playerand guitar collector,and a collector and restorerof Classic Corvettes.

Guest, Bill Hughes

Guest Name
Bill Hughes
Guest Occupation
Certified Athletic Trainer & popular Illinois Santa
Guest Biography

Professional Experiences

2015-2018 Lewis University, Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Site Visitor for Athletic Training Interns

2015-2019 Oak Brook Hills Resort-Willow Crest Golf Course, Grounds keeper

2012-2014 Orchard Valley Golf Course, Starter, Ranger and grounds crew worker.

2013-2015 Founding Chair of  IATA-AT’s Care-CISM Committee, (Critical Incident Stress Management)

2013-Present Committee member of AT’s Care Illinois response team

2013-Present Member of NCHS Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee

1992-Present  Professional Santa Claus, Member of International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas, Bachelors Degree in Santa Clausology from the International University of Santas

2012-2014 Orthopedic Associates of DuPage, Outreach Athletic Trainer

2011-2014 District 4 Representative of NATA Hall of Fame Selection Committee

1985-2012Naperville Central High School, Naperville, Illinois

Physical Education Teacher/Head Athletic Trainer

1983-1985University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Coordinator of Athletic Training Outreach program for 14 suburban high school athletic programs

1982-1983St. Louis Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic

Staff Athletic Trainer, Outreach services provided to 9 St. Louis area high schools

1979-1982Greater Flint Sports Medicine Center, Flint, Michigan

Head Athletic Trainer, Clinical Coordinator

1974-1979Flushing High School, Flushing, Michigan

Biology Teacher/Head Athletic Trainer


  • Fifty-six post  Masters graduate hours accumulated at several institutions

·Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Masters of Arts, Administration of Recreation and Parks, 1984

  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Education,

Major; Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Minors; Biological Science, Social Science and Athletic Training, 1974

Professional Offices Held

2013-2015  Founding Chair of IATA-AT’s Care-CISM Committee (Critical Incidence Stress Management)

2013-Present IATA-CISM/AT’s Care Team member

2012-Present  Naperville Central Hall of Fame Selection Committee

2011-2014  NATA Hall of Fame Selection Committee, District 4 Representative

2006-2016  IATA Annual Golf Outing Committee

2007-2008-2017 Archives Committee, Illinois Athletic Trainers Association

1996-2000 President-elect/President/Past President, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Assoc.

1989-1994President-elect/President/Past President, Illinois Athletic Trainers Association

1986-1989Special Events Coordinator, Illinois Athletic Trainers Assoc.                                                               


National Athletic Trainers Association, Certified 1974 Cert. # 04-0252

Illinois Athletic Trainers Association, Licensed by Illinois Department of Professional Regulations, 1984 License # 096000076

Illinois Secondary school teaching certificate

Michigan Secondary school teaching certificate

American Red Cross, CPR / First Aid& AED instructor

American Heart Association, AED/CPR Responder Instructor& Health Care Provider

Cooper Aerobic Institute, Certified Personal Trainer                                                                                                          

Presentations and Publications

  • “Making an Athletic Trainer a Member of Your Team” presented to the Illinois Athletic Directors Association
  • “How the Institution of Marriage can Survive the Profession of Athletic Training” presented to the Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association & the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • “Licensure vs. Registration” published in the Illinois Journal of Athletic Training
  • “Emergency Extrication from the Water” presented at the Prairie State Games Seminar
  • “Management of Shin Pain and Dysfunction” presented at the University of Chicago Sports Medicine Symposium
  • “Acromio-clavicular Arch Impingement Syndrome” presented to Michigan Swimming Coaches Association annual meeting
  • “TMJ Dysfunction related to Quadriceps Strength” published in the Journal of the American Dental Association
  • “Sacro-iliac Dysfunction Management” published in the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Illinois’ response Team, Lewis University 2014-2018
  • CISM Are You Prepared?  Illinois Athletic Trainers State Meeting 2015


The Sports Doctor

Show Host

The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!

Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.

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