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Dr. Robert Bray

CEO – D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine, 
Newport Beach

OC METRO's Hot 25 for 2011Published: November 01, 2011

Your fantasy occupation: Professional hockey player/owner of a sports team
Hot Factor: Many Olympic athletes are not covered by medical insurance, something Dr. Robert Bray is countering by offering free medical services.

Dr. Robert Bray, a neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal injuries, counts a number of high-profile individuals among his patients. (On her website, actress Jennifer Grey thanks him for making her “completely pain free.”) But for years, Bray has had special feelings for amateur athletes, especially those who compete at the Olympic level. It has always bothered him that most Olympic athletes were not covered by medical insurance.
   
“If you’re injured at an Olympic event, you’re covered,” he explained. “But not if you have a chronic injury because of years of competing.” Bray is helping to change that.
   
“Just knowing their medical needs will be covered takes tremendous pressure off them, so they can concentrate on competing.”
   
You can bet Bray will be in London for the 2012 Olympics.

Editor’s Note: To see who made our “Hot 25” lists in prior years, visit our Archives page.
   
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