Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Telephone requests

Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Central Appointment Office
  • 800-446-2279 (toll-free)
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mountain time
  • Monday through Friday

Sports medicine liaison

  • 480-342-6806
  • The liaison will facilitate your appointment and coordinate the schedule for the care the sports medicine physician has ordered for you.

Tempe Sports Medicine Center

  • 480-342-6800

Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida

  • 904-953-0305*
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Eastern time
  • Monday through Friday

Sports medicine specialists at Mayo Clinic provide a coordinated team approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained by recreational, amateur and professional athletes. Sports Medicine's multidisciplinary team will work together to help you return to your sport. Preventive care is also promoted through wellness, fitness and performance-enhancement consultations.

A multidisciplinary team

To meet your individual needs, the multidisciplinary sports medicine team includes highly trained and experienced specialists:

Orthopedic surgeons — Provide surgical and nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal injuries

Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists — Develop injury rehabilitation plans, create performance enhancement programs and treat nonsurgical musculoskeletal injuries

Sports medicine primary care physicians — Provide comprehensive medical evaluations, sports physicals, and evaluation and treatment of nonsurgical injuries

Sports physical therapists — Collaborate with orthopedic surgeons and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists to develop rehabilitation and performance improvement programs

Depending on your needs, the sports medicine team that treats you may also include:

  • Athletic trainers
  • Musculoskeletal radiologists

Research into sports medicine and performance

Sports medicine specialists are involved in research and education to enhance the care and performance of athletes. Mayo Clinic offers sports education programs for health care providers, coaches and athletes locally, nationally and internationally.

Mayo's registered athletic trainers also provide contract services for middle school, high school and professional athletes and teams. For example, in Arizona the physicians, physician assistants and residents provide game day coverage for 15 high school football programs.

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine leverages a broad range of tests and procedures for sport-related issues, including:

  • Adolescent and pediatric sports pre-participation exams at Mayo Clinic and within the community
  • Comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular health through the Heart Health and Performance Program initiated at Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus
  • Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sports and activity-related injuries
  • Concussion management through Mayo Clinic Neurology and Sports Medicine
  • Diet analysis and nutrition counseling
  • Evaluation of problems specific to female athletes
  • Golf evaluation at Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus
  • Injured or symptomatic athlete evaluations
  • Integrative medicine evaluations
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Nonsurgical musculoskeletal assessment
  • Orthopedic surgery for hand, foot and ankle, shoulder, knee, and hip conditions
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation assessment and treatment
  • Pre-exercise and pre-participation exams
  • Pre-space-travel assessments
  • Regenerative medicine procedures such as bone marrow aspirate stem cell concentrate (BMAC) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Research and education initiatives to help improve the care and performance of the athlete
  • Runner's evaluation at Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus
  • Specialized musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Sports physical therapy
  • Strength and stability training
  • Travel medicine consultations
  • Well-person exams for risk assessment

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine specialists are equipped to treat a wide range of conditions.

Mayo Clinic features specialized expertise in sports medicine, including:

  • Access to technologically advanced rehabilitation exercise equipment
  • Specialized treatment of problems specific to female athletes
  • Individualized fitness evaluations, available for all levels of engagement, from beginners starting an exercise program to professionals seeking to improve their performance
  • Integrative Medicine specific to sports medicine concerns
  • The Heart Health and Performance Program, initiated at the Arizona campus
  • Orthopedic surgery for hand, foot and ankle, shoulder, knee, and hip conditions
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation assessment and treatment including safe exercise techniques, physical therapy, runner's evaluation and nonsurgical musculoskeletal assessment
  • A space medicine program that provides pre-travel assessment and addresses special medical issues in space travel
  • Return to Play Clinic in Neurology on the Arizona campus

Sports medicine specialists provide high-quality injury care and rehabilitation services to individuals and team sports participants. Through them, Mayo Clinic provides medical coverage or other support to many sports-related activities, including:

  • 26.2 with Donna The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer
  • Ballet Arizona
  • College bowl games
  • High school and NCAA Division I Collegiate Athletics events
  • Professional basketball
  • Professional soccer in Arizona
  • Running and triathlon events in Jacksonville and greater Florida
  • Major League Baseball spring training
  • USA Taekwondo
  • Waste Management PGA golf tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona

Mayo Clinic sports medicine researchers study methods of evaluation, treatment and prevention for sports- and exercise-related injuries. Their commitment to research excellence helps improve the care and performance of competitive and recreational athletes.

The research mission of the sports medicine group is to assess injury treatment and prevention and evaluate medical problems in the athlete. Research initiatives include studies affecting athletes of all levels.

Recent research

Generally, sports medicine clinicians conduct a wide range of studies into physical and psychological issues affecting recreational, amateur and professional athletes.

Publications

See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic physicians on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Find doctors and medical staff:

Arizona

Sports family medicine

Sports orthopedics

Sports physical medicine and rehabilitation

Sports neurology and concussion

Florida

Medical orthopedics

Sports family medicine

Sports orthopedic surgery

Sports physical medicine and rehabilitation

Sports concussion

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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