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Thurman Alvey III

Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Thurman Alvey’s practice focuses on the athlete in everyone. His depth of expertise keeps the youngest to the oldest members of your family active and healthy. Dr. Alvey specializes in sports medicine, family medicine, osteopathic medicine and pain medicine.

Additionally, Dr. Alvey is active in medical education. He is an author, lecturer and researcher whose interests include injury prevention, sports nutrition, regenerative biomedicine and concussion management. A native of Franklin, Indiana, Dr. Alvey was a multi-sport athlete throughout high school and college and has coached scholastic wrestling. He and his wife, April, have four daughters: Lucy, Claire, Lydia and Audrey.

Areas of Focus

Sports Medicine | Concussion Management | Stress Fractures | Tendinitis | Arthritis | Myofascial Pain | Non-Operative Spine | Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction | Rehabilitation


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, 2006–present
  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Physician, Family Medicine, and OMT, 2007–present
  • Basic Life Support
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pain Medicine, 2018-present
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications, Sports Medicine, 2013-present
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support


  • Franklin College, BA (biology)
  • Indiana University, MS (anatomy)
  • University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO


  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, Member
  • American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Interns and Residents, Executive Council, 2004–2006
  • American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine, Member
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Member
  • Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, 2000–2002
  • Indiana Academy of Osteopathy, Member
  • Indiana Osteopathic Association, Board of Directors, 2006–2012
  • Indiana Osteopathic Association, President, 2010–2011
  • The NFL Physicians Society, Member


  • Indiana Osteopathic Association, Outstanding Young DO, 2009
  • University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical Excellence Award, 2003
  • University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, President’s Award, 2003
  • University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Student DO of the Year, 2002
  • Union Hospital Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
  • Union Hospital Outstanding Resident Research Award, 2005
I believe in a patient-centered approach to care that takes you from injury through rehab and into the prevention of future injuries. Whether you are an 8-year old learning a new sport or an 88-year old trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, my goal is to keep you active.
Thurman Alvey, MD

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