• COVID-19

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  • Do you have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? Based on real cases at SSMI

    Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a term used to describe a group of genetic disorders related to the synthesis and processing of the different types of... Read more
  • How much protein do I need?

    A recent review article by Trommelen et al tackled the age old question with a comprehensive analysis of over one hundred sports medicine-related... Read more
  • What is Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S) and do you have it?

    RED-S was previously known as the Female Athlete Triad, which Drinkwater et al. defined as ‘the combination of disordered eating and irregular... Read more
  • Extreme Exercise and Your Arteries: A Healthier Heart of Stone

    There is no denying the benefits of regular exercise on your cardiovascular health. Physical Activity Guidelines indicate that 150 minutes of... Read more


Comprehensive Medical Care for the Athlete.  From the elite physiology of a Professional athlete to the weekend warrior, Dr Carfagno, the Athlete's Internist, 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 Sports Medicine.  

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, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary testing, and orthopedic care, and metabolic programs to help you achieve and surpass your fitness goals.

Dr. Carfagno is the Assistant National Medical Director for:


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