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Meet the Trainers

Certified Athletic Trainers in Cape Girardeau

Whether for competition or recreation, Saint Francis Medical Center’s Sports Medicine program has been keeping athletes at their best since 1995. In addition to fostering athletic excellence, Saint Francis’ certified athletic trainers help athletes of all ages be the best they can be based on their individual bodies, skill levels, and interests.


Rob Bunger, ATC, CEAS

Rob Bunger, ATC, CEAS

Senior Athletic Trainer

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical and Health Education – Iowa State University
  • ErgoScience FCE Certification
  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist
  • CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • Provides athletic training services for area high schools
  • Began practicing in 1991, specializing in Sports Medicine and Industrial Medicine/Pre-employment Testing

Kate Yamada, MS, ATC

Kate Yamada, MS, ATC

Athletic Trainer

  • Bachelor of Health Management/Athletic Training – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Master of Science in Allied Health Education – Ohio State University
  • Provides athletic training services for area high schools
  • Began practicing in 2007, specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Lawrence Williams, ATC, LAT

Lawrence Williams, ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer

  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Provides athletic training services for area high schools
  • Began practicing athletic training in 2019

Takuro Yamada, ATC, OTC

Takuro Yamada, MEd, ATC, OTC

Athletic Trainer

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Management/Athletic Training – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Master of Education in Health Education and Promotion – University of Missouri
  • Certified Orthopaedic Technologist
  • Began practicing in 2006, specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine