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About Us

ShowMD is a revolutionary mobile healthcare service that provides onsite certified medical services with equestrian sport expertise to support and treat equestrians in the competition environment.

 

Founded and operated by Barb Blasko, MD, the vision behind ShowMD is to provide concierge medical services to the equestrian community. As an avid equestrian with over 30 years spent in the show ring, Dr Blasko’s core understanding of the competitive equestrian’s needs and time pressures inspired her to bring her passion and profession to the equestrian landscape.

 

ShowMD’s mobile clinic provides a wide range of medical services designed to help equestrians diagnose and manage the onset of illness or minor injuries while at a competition venue. Preventative and general care services feature convenient concierge options like telemedicine appointments and an onsite pharmacy. IV fluids and oxygen therapies provide immediate relief for the body following exercise, helping to prevent physical ailments related to dehydration and muscle fatigue, and improving athletic performance and recovery.

 

Our Team

Our team provides exceptional Urgent and Concierge medical care for equestrians at competitions.
We prioritize equestrian health and wellbeing.

Barb Blasko, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician

Dr. Barb and the ShowMD medical team have specialized knowledge and a thorough understanding of equestrian sport, athletes and health concerns. As a competitive equestrian herself, Dr. Barb personally relates to common stressors, conditions and injuries that may arise when riding and when working with horses.

Dr. Blasko is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician with 22 years of progressive successful delivery and operational management of Emergency Medicine for regional and national medical facilities. 

 

She is a passionate entrepreneur who has blended health sciences and technology to improve the lives of her patients in equestrian settings. Her expertise spans medical fields including specialty in clinical strategy, Emergency Medicine, telemedicine and biomedical informatics.

 

With her own horses, she actively competes in USEF show jumping competitions across the west coast.

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Sam is a board-certified emergency physician who works in the Inland Empire caring for patients at Riverside Community Hospital. Sam trained at USC, University of Wisconsin and Columbia University and has extensively studied the field of public health looking at how preventative medical care can be utilized to improve the health of a population.

 

Sam values his daily connection with patients and understands the value of health and wellness in improving his patient's lives. Sam's focus on a holistic approach to medical care has benefited his patients in all of his clinical sites and he looks forward to continuing that approach with all future patients.

Sam Zidovetzki, MD

Emergency Medicine 
Physician

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Phillip Strubbe PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant practicing Emergency Medicine with 20 years of experience in delivering the highest level of care. Phillip is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences and has worked throughout the Inland Empire and Orange County where he has gained extensive experience working in Arrowhead Regional Trauma Center, Corona Regional Medical Center, Riverside Community Hospital, Inland Valley Trauma Center, St. Jude Medical Center, Kaiser Riverside, Kaiser Fontana, and Kaiser Ontario.

Phillip is a compassionate provider who believes in offering his patients the individual quality of care they deserve. In his spare time Phillip likes to give back by volunteering at the Bob Hope USO in Ontario.

Phillip Strubbe

Physician Assistant

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Lucas Sweeney

ER Registered Nurse

Lucas is an Emergency Room/Trauma Nurse; a critical medical specialist who assists the trauma team of doctors and lab professionals in a hospital.

 

Lucas began his lifelong dedication to the medical field at the age of 15 years old, volunteering as a Firefighter explorer with Los Angeles County Fire Department, participating on multiple 911 calls and performing CPR for the first time at the age of 16. After graduating from high school, he joined the US Navy, graduating Naval Hospital Corps School as a Navy Corpsman (medic), and training for several years at the school of infantry at Camp Pendleton. He was then deployed to the Middle East with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

 

Lucas trained at the Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and holds numerous certifications including: BLS, ACLS, PALS, MICN, TNCC and PHTLS. He holds extensive experience with more than 15 years in Trauma Center/Emergency Rooms, critical care transport and mobile intensive care for hospitals such as Loma Linda University Medical Center, UCI Medical Center, and Riverside Community Hospital. Lucas is married with two beautiful daughters, aged 10 and 16.

John Martorana

Lead Paramedic

John serves his community as a Certified Paramedic, providing advanced life support services during medical emergencies on scene and en route to the hospital.  

 

John holds numerous certifications with the NAEMT, California State Fire Marshal, FEMA, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He is a Nationally Certified Paramedic, California Paramedic, California State Fire Marshal Firefighter and a PHTLS, AMLS and ACLS Instructor. John also is a Paramedic Instructor with NCTI Riverside, a Recruit Training Officer with Rio Hondo Fire Academy and a Field Training Officer. John routinely deploys as part of the FEMA Emergency Response Team to provide Emergency Medical Services to communities affected by natural disasters. 

 

Prior to pursuing a career in Emergency Medical Services, John served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps in the Infantry and Security Forces and left as a Sergeant. John spent a majority of his service as the Corporal of the Guard aboard the Presidential Retreat Camp David. John has pursued Fire Science degrees from both Santa Ana College and Rio Hondo College and graduated from Rio Hondo Fire Academy and NCTI Riverside.