Dr. Douglas Peterson of Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., brings a worldwide perspective to his practice and to MayoClinic.com.

Dr. Peterson, from Cody, Wyo., has an MBA from Arizona State University and is a fellow of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He has been with Mayo Clinic since 1990 and is chair of the Division of Consultative Medicine. He is a vice chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He also has special interests in sports medicine, wellness and fitness, and the business of medicine.

Dr. Peterson is an assistant professor of medicine at College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. He was spring training physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1975 to 1990. In 1995, he was in the People to People Citizen Ambassador Program delegation to Australia and New Zealand for sports medicine.

Dr. Peterson sees patients from around the world.

"Our group within Mayo Clinic has a truly unique and rewarding practice — internal medicine for the world," he says. "Now MayoClinic.com has the potential to extend Mayo quality health care information to our international patients, to our patients-to-be, to physicians and to the Internet world."

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