John Odom, MD, MPH, Medical Director
John Odom, MD, MPH
Medical Director


Dr. John H.L. Odom, Jr. is a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado. He completed a primary sports medicine fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center in 2003 during which time worked as team physician at Bethel College, University of St. Thomas, University of Wisconsin Riverfalls, Northwestern College and Hopkins High School. Dr. Odom is one of only a handful of physicians in the Twin Cities area to practice the Hackett Hemwall method of Prolotherapy. Countless new studies show Prolo’s effectiveness in successfully treating enthesopathies (common examples include: tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, plantar fasciitis to name a few) that have been resistant to traditional treatments.

In his spare time, Dr. Odom enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr. Odom covers the Twin Cities Marathon, Chicago Marathon, USA Triathlon, MN High School State Tournaments (football, basketball, baseball, track, cross country, and dance). He is currently the team physician for Northwestern College, the medical director of the USAT National Championship Triathlon (2007-2010, 2013), the Liberty Triathlon (2006-2010, 2013), the USA team elite triathlete team physician, and the medical director at Wellspring Health Center. He has served as team pyhsician at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and he regularly teaches sports medicine fellows.