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Keeping Players Healthy On and Off the Ice

Trust the care your favorite Orlando Solar Bears players depend on. AdventHealth’s athletic trainer is in the locker room and on the ice keeping players healthy and injury-free.

Head Coach of the Solar Bears, Drake Berehowsky.
Exceeding Goals

One Powerful Partnership

When your local hockey team and your world-class hospital come together, everyone’s future is a little brighter. Keeping athletes in tip-top health — in body, mind and spirit — requires a powerful, dedicated partnership.

AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, is here to support the health of our hometown team and the community. From our experienced physicians to our compassionate staff, we’re dedicated to your lifelong well-being — whether it’s in the heat of the game or within our network of care.

Meet the Medical Team

Behind Your Orlando Solar Bears

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John Ruder, MD

Dr. John Ruder is a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician specializing in all facets of sports-related injury prevention and treatment. Dr. Ruder treats sports injuries of the shoulder and knee and has a particular interest in hip preservation.

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Jason Epstein, MD

Dr. Epstein is a board-certified physician specializing in sports medicine. His areas of expertise include physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. In addition, he is skilled in the management of sports-related concussions.

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Brian DeAlmieda, ATC

Brian is the team's head athletic trainer. Before joining the Solar Bears, Brian served as a supervising athletic trainer at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort, and was also a care advocate on the team responsible for the 2020 NBA Season Restart Bubble.

Solar Bear Player.
Get Treated Like a Pro

Health Care You Can Count On

Work with the same team that cares for Orlando Solar Bears players. You can be confident knowing you get the same world-class care your favorite hometown athletes receive.