After 40 years the Cleveland Browns ended their relationship with the Cleveland Clinic. I suspect this was one of the last deals former CEO Joe Banner worked out.  When you think of professional athletes that play in the NFL, you always think of the great care they get if they sustain an injury.

You or I wouldn’t walk into a health care facility, and undergo an MRI for a bruise to our knee. We couldn’t even get an appointment in time. The Cleveland Browns have hired a new team doctor, the problem is this doctor doesn’t have a Ohio medical license as of yet.

The Browns put out a press release last week and told everyone on the hiring of James Voos M.D.. They went on to talk about all the experience Voos has as an NFL doctor. In reality, Voos was never an NFL doctor. As part of his training to become an orthopedic surgeon he  completed his training with a couple of NFL teams. He was never the doctor in charge of any team.

Voos, should have his Ohio License in time for training camp to start. The funny thing is the Browns and Voos could have paid 1,000.00 to expedite the licensing process. They could have had him license in the state of Ohio within 10 days.

You have to wonder, why the Cleveland Browns would hire a guy who isn’t license in Ohio in the first place. The team received 30 million dollars in sponsorship money from University Hospitals and with all the doctors they have on staff, it’s surprising they couldn’t find one that could be the Browns new team doctor.

Why put the team through all this is it because Haslam is all about making money? We all know the answer to that question. You can read more about the team making money more of a priory than their players health by clicking here. 

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Readers Comments (5)

  1. Paul Avery

    The man has been a team doctor for the last 5 seasons and worked with Farmer in KC. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and is a also the Director for Sports Medicine for University Hospitals. The licensing in Ohio is merely a formality for someone of his stature. What is your worry, LG?

    • LG

      I have no worry…..I don’t have to be treated there…..

  2. Bobby D

    Now you know this is just not true. The doctor is a licensed doctor and yes they hired a doctor from out of state. Why from out of state because he is one of the best doctors for the NFL. And with any job transfer he needs to have his paper work completed to get his license. You might as well have said he is not licensed to drive in Ohio. Stop fanning the flames of malcontents. And if Haslam did hire someone from University you would call it a kick back. Why pay $1,000 unnecessarily to get his license in 10 days when it is not required, needed or even desired? Would you spend any extra money to get your passport in 10 days for a cruise that you are going on in November? Not a single dollar, because it is not required, needed or desired.
    Haslam is about making money, no kidding. Which businessman is not? There is a fine line between providing good health care and making profits. Tell me the last time your employer gave you a decrease in the amount of money you needed to pay for health insurance.
    You are just flat out wrong and out of line on this article.

  3. Amazur

    While it’s certainly plausible that the team partnered with UH for the sponsorship money, you fail to recognize that it’s equally reasonable to believe that they wanted to distance themselves from the Cleveland Clinic and the negative publicity surrounding it after the staph infection debacle of the past few years. In addition, your fact-checking is grossly incorrect. During his surgical internship in New York City he served as the Assistant Team Physician for the Giants under the direction of Dr. Russell F. Warren. This arrangement is typical of medical training. No one graduates from medical school and is just made team physician of a major sports franchise. However, that experience led him to be named the Team Physician of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011, a position in which he served until being hired by the Browns. As far as him not having his license, this is a common occurrence amongst medical professionals moving to a new state. Lastly, I believe that the timing of the new sponsorship and the hiring of Dr. Voos is merely a coincidence. Your attempt to make the two relevant to one another is feeble at best, and you provide no evidence to backup your assertion that the Browns only interest is making more money. But that is probably because you pilfered the entire idea for this “article” of yours from the link at the end of your “story”, an actual piece of journalism written by one Tom Reed of the Northeast Ohio Media Group. When will FoxSports get a clue that you are not a journalist. You can’t even string together a couple of sentences to form a rational thought. I’m not sure why you persist in coming on here daily and writing the drivel that you think will interest anyone that is a Cleveland Browns fan, but I for one refuse to read your trash anymore.

    • LG

      The staph infections had more to do with the Cleveland Browns locker rooms than it ever did the Cleveland Clinic. That is why the Browns paid out an undisclosed sum of money to some of the players who had the career ending staph infections…..


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