Originally from the Midwest, Don graduated from the University of Michigan and attended Cleveland State University for his Masters degree in Exercise Science. At Michigan, he was a Student Athletic Trainer and worked full competitive seasons with the football team (1993) and women's gymnastics (1994). Because of his dedication to his work with the football team, he received a scholarship to work training camp for the NFL Detroit Lions in 1994 after graduation, allowing him the privilege to work with NFL legends Barry Sanders and Chris Spielman.

While attending graduate school, he was a Graduate Assistant at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and eventually became a full staff Certified Athletic Trainer and Exercise Physiologist. Don worked with athletes of all levels as the Coordinator for the Center for Athletic Performance at the Cleveland Clinic, designing sports-specific training programs and performing exercise testing for endurance athletes. As a part of the Cleveland Clinic sports medicine staff, Don provided consultant work with the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Cavalier's Dance Team. In addition, he provided frontline sports medicine as an athletic trainer to local Cleveland high schools and the Cleveland-San Jose Ballet. After moving to Arizona, he has worked for Center for Athletic Performance in Scottsdale as a Strength and Conditioning Coach providing speed and agility training for soccer players. Most recently, he has worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer (AT) at several high schools, including Mountain Pointe.

Don is now applying his nearly two decades of experience in sports medicine in the field to diagnostic musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound imaging at Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute. He received his ultrasound training from MSK guru, Wayne Smith, of the Andrews Clinic in Atlanta, GA.

Don is a former state champion competitive cyclist and now rides only to humiliate his close friends and to keep the fat off his belly.



Lyn moved to Arizona in January 1979 from New York. She received her certification in Medical Assisting that same year.

She did my externship with Pappago Buttes Pediatric in Scottsdale. She has worked in pediatrics, cardiology, family practice, was the Health Ministry Director at her church for 7 years, and assisted with troubled youth counseling before joining Scottsdale Sports Medicine.

Her areas of special interest are the Cardiac Cath Lab and Stem cell research. She has received certifications in Faith Health Ministry, Instructor in Bone Builders from U of A, Certified Emergency Response Team (CERT) with Tempe Fire.

She enjoys hiking, swimming, baseball, football and spending time with her family.


Katie's foundation in health and wellness started when she graduated massage therapy school in 2005. After several years of working as a massage therapist, she decided to further her education and completed her EMT basic and paramedic certification at Arizona Academy of Emergency Services.

She completed clinical rotations at various hospitals and fire organizations throughout the Valley. In the fall of 2011, Katie completed fire 1 and 2 certification through Central Arizona College. She has worked pre-hospital and in the emergency room as a paramedic for the last 5 years. She recently moved back to Arizona and joined the team at SSMI.


Melinda completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness at Arizona State University in 2009. Later that year, she moved to California to continue her education in echocardiography and vascular ultrasound at Lincoln University, where she logged over 300 hours of volunteer tutoring in the ultrasound lab. Melinda interned with California Cardiovascular Consultants and in 2010 was invited to perform a demonstration on ultrasound of the spleen to medical students at Stanford University. Melinda returned to Arizona in 2011, where she began working as an Echo Tech doing cardiac ultrasound at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and also trained in vascular ultrasound. In her position at St. Joe's, Melinda is able to perform exercise stress tests on professional athletes. Melinda has received certifications in RDCS(AE), RVT and BLS for Healthcare Providers.

Contact Information

Ironwood Square
10133 N.92nd Street, Suite 102
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258

Phone: 480-664-4615
Fax: 480.664.4367


Dr. David Girard Carfagno, D.O., C.A.Q.S.M.

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