SSMI CASE OF THE DAY: The fatigued Athlete.  The workoup of fatigue in an athlete and any individual for that matter is vast.  Nearly every system of the body may be accountable for fatigue.  From CardioPulmonary function, hormonal, hematological (marrow/blood), and more. ...
  • Post Workout Recovery Snack

    Need a quick recovery meal? Have two minutes? Make a loaded banana. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter on one small banana. Roll in 2 tablespoons of whole-grain granola and 1 teaspoon of raisins.The stats: 227 calories, 6g protein, 24g carbs, 13g fat, 1g sat fat, 4.5g fiber
  • Contributing Author

    Dr Carfagno is again a contributing author in the AMSSM's Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide, the Second Edition.  He wrote 5 questions and answers which help Sports Medicine physicians read to study for the Sports Medicine, CAQ Boards.
  • Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society Meeting

    Dr Carfagno was a guest featured speaker on April 11th at the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society meeting.  He spoke on the subject "Female Athlete Triad".  An entity commonly seen in female athletes in endurance sports as well as gymnastics, ballet.
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor for 2015 in Sports Medicine

    For the 6th year in a row, Dr Carfagno has been chosen by his peers as Phoenix Magazine's Top Doctor in 2015!
  • Transverse Process Fractures of the Spine

    First off lets start off the discussion with describing what the transverse process of the spine is and what is the mechanism that causes us to fracture it, in the first place. The transverse process are the lateral projections off the right and left of our cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae...

    COMING SOON!!! An all-inclusive package perfect for that athlete wanting to stay in the game and dealing with arthritis.

Welcome to Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute!


Comprehensive Medical Care for the Athlete.  From the elite physiology of a Professional athlete to the severe medically ill, Dr Carfagno manages the spectrum of your health.  Created in a unique setting of Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine, along with a Metabolic  Physiological Lab, SSMI Redefines Primary Care.  

At Scottsdale Sports Medicine, it doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or a dedicated amateur--we believe every athlete deserves top of the line care. Dr. David Carfagno and his team are ready to help you take your health and fitness to the next level with a state of the art facility, cutting edge treatments and trusted techniques. We offer comprehensive care for the complete athlete, sports injury treatments including impact testing and orthopedic care, and metabolic programs to help you achieve and surpass your fitness goals.

Dr. Carfagno is the Medical Director for:

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