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Dr. Daniel E. Kraft

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Director of Riley Hospital for Ch...

Phone: (219) ***-****  HQ Phone
Indiana University Health
1007 Lincolnway
La Porte, Indiana 46350
United States

Company Description: Indiana University Health is committed to the well-being of the communities we serve throughout Indiana. Reinvesting in the health and development of our...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Physician
    Riley Hospital
  • Pediatrician and Sports Medicine Physician
    Riley Hospital
  • Head
    Riley Sports Medicine
  • Assistant Clinical Professor In the Department of Pediatrics
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Co-director, Indiana Sports Concussion Network
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Physician Specializing In Adolescent Sports Medicine
    Methodist Sports Medicine
  • Specialist In Concussion Management
    Methodist Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine Physician
    Methodist Sports Medicine

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Riley Hospital
  • Director
    Riley Sports Medicine

Education

  • MD
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Web References
American Academy of Pediatrics Indiana Chapter
www.inaap.org, 17 June 2013 [cached]
Dr. Daniel Kraft, director of Riley Hospital for Children Sports Medicine at Indiana University Health. He is a concussion expert and the only pediatric trained sports medicine specialist in the area. Dr. Kraft has done national media before on the topic of concussions. He is also the co-director of the Indiana Sports Concussion Network.
IU Health Newsroom | Article Listing | IU Health
iuhealth.org, 17 Oct 2012 [cached]
Under Dr. Daniel Kraft's guidance, Caroline spent the next 10 months... Read More
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Thomas is now helping coach the offensive team while following concussion recovery guidelines recommended by his physician, Dr. Daniel Kraft, director of Riley Hospital for Children Sports Medicine at... Read More
Riley Sports Medicine is directed by ...
www.rileydocs.com, 3 Sept 2010 [cached]
Riley Sports Medicine is directed by Daniel E. Kraft, MD, a physician with Riley Hospital for Children and Clarian Human Motion who specializes in sports medicine and non-operative musculoskeletal medicine, with an emphasis on treating pediatric and adolescent patients.
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"With Riley Sports Medicine, we have developed an integrated program that combines the nationally-recognized expertise of Riley Hospital and Clarian Human Motion and the strengths of Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists to provide young athletes with the most effective treatments designed to get them back to their favorite sports and activities as soon and as safely as possible," said Dr. Kraft.
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Dr. Kraft, a certified provider of ImPACT testing for the medical treatment of sports concussions, is the only physician in the Indianapolis-area who is board certified in both pediatrics and sports medicine. Dr. Kraft also serves as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine.
"Dr. Kraft is a visionary who shares our commitment in providing the highest quality care for Hoosier children and their families," said Dan Fink, president and CEO, Riley Hospital for Children.
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To contact Riley Sports Medicine or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kraft, call 317-817-1636.
INDIANAPOLIS - One of this holiday ...
iuhealth.org [cached]
INDIANAPOLIS - One of this holiday season's hottest gifts could lead to some bumps, bruises or strains if consumers aren't careful, according to Daniel E. Kraft, M.D., a pediatrician and sports medicine physician with Riley Hospital for Children and Clarian Human Motion.
Dr. Daniel E. Kraft, ...
www.indystar.com [cached]
Dr. Daniel E. Kraft, director of Riley Sports Medicine, specializes in treating children and adolescents. He sees many concussions, which he defines as "a bruise on the brain."
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Kraft stresses the importance of immediately removing the injured athlete from competition to avoid further damage to the brain and nerves. Most are required to rest, often in a dark room, and to avoid taxing themselves mentally and physically.
Before they return to action, most injured athletes are required to pass the ImPACT test (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), a 20-minute computer comprehension test, which can be administered by a school nurse or an athletic trainer. It measures reaction time, attention span and problem-solving skills, and is usually administered soon after injury and after the athlete has had time to recover.
"It gives us an idea, kind of a road map, of what the patient's functioning is normally, and then after they get injured, that road map needs to be the same as it was before," Kraft said.
ImPACT tests are becoming standard for every athlete who has sustained a concussion. Ideally, Kraft says, athletes should take the test before their seasons start so coaches and doctors have a benchmark to follow.
The long-term effects of concussions vary based on the severity, Kraft says.
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Kraft stresses the importance of taking care of each concussion.
"Bad things can happen if you have another concussion injury on top of the concussion that's not healed completely," he said.
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