Dr. David Carfagno, DO

Sports MedicineMaleAge 54

Dr. Carfagno
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Scottsdale Sports Medicine

10133 N 92nd St Ste 102 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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(480) 664-4615

Dr. David Carfagno, DO is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center and HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carfagno to book an appointment.

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Dr. Carfagno's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Draw
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Concussion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tendonitis
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Carfagno's Reviews

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4.5

Based on 93 ratings

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I had the luxury of being able to shadow Dr. Carfagno and seeing how he interacts with patients. Dr. Carfagno is meticulous in his way of screening his patients. He listens to his patients' concerns and does an excellent job of explaining every detail of any procedures that are being performed, as well as, detailing out every recommended next course of action for his clients. He truly is a patient advocate and communicates well with his staff so patients have the peace of mind of knowing that everyone on staff is on the same page and only has patients' best interest in mind. I would highly recommend Dr. Carfagno.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jacob – Jun 23, 2021
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Great doc, takes his time with patients which is super rare nowadays.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Feb 01, 2021
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Dr. Carfagno is an amazing physician. He spent so much time with me answering all my questions and explaining his plan. He also has his dogs in the office which is AMAZING! His whole staff is incredibly friendly and super helpful. There was absolutely no wait time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Stev-O-Matic – Oct 05, 2020
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I have known Dr. Carfagno since he was a medical student. He was one of the best medical students I ever worked with, and he has turned into a top-notch sports medicine physician. He is a kind, caring, and thorough physician who spends time with his patients, treats them like his family, answers questions, and explains treatment plans and options for treatment in detail. As a surgeon, I deal with lots of physicians, and there are many qualified physicians in my health plan. I choose to go outside of my health plan to see Dr. Carfagno because my health is the most important asset I have, and I want to entrust it only to the best physicians I know.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dana Seltzer, MD – Jun 16, 2020
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The best. no question unanswered. lots of time and each question answered thoroughly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Victor Masone – May 17, 2020
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My husband was referred to Dr. Carfagno for weight reduction. After seeing his immense (and rather rapid) success, I decided to visit the office of Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute myself. After both of our visits to Dr. Carfagno's office we were extremely pleased with the practice, staff, and of course Dr. Carfagno himself. I've now recommended 3 of my friends to SSMI and wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone looking to improve their fitness goals. Dr. Carfagno's professionalism and personability will absolutely leave you satisfied.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Linda Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ – Jun 28, 2019
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It's no wonder why Dr. Carfagno is so well recognized as a Phoenix Top Doc. If you're looking for a personable doctor to care for your training/recovery/holistic care needs look no further. 10/10 would recommend to anyone! The office of SSMI is immensely welcoming.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Vince Carter in Fountain Hills, AZ – Jun 27, 2019
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Fantastic comprehensive care, provides many programs for optimal health
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Jun 27, 2019
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Undoubtedly one of the finest physicians I have ever encountered. Knowledgeable, thorough and engaged.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Craig I in Scottsdale, AZ – Aug 22, 2018
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I've been a patient of Dr. Carfagno's for 11 years. He is very attentive to his patient's needs and a person's wellbeing. He has a great " network" of physicians to call on if a referral is needed based on the condition. I've referred several friends to Dr. Carfagno over the years and they would agree with me that his care is superb.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeff in scottsdale – Jun 19, 2018
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Referred to Dr. Carfagno for weight reduction (need to lose 65 pounds to get Medicare to approve knee replacement surgery). Following his restricted carb version of the Mediterranean Diet, I have dropped 31.7 pounds in 44 days. I am overwhelmed by the results so far. Tracking carbs and severely limiting them on a daily basis WORKS LIKE GANGBUSTERS! The feedback & weekly tweaking of my meal planning are vital to my success. I couldn't be happier with the efforts of Dr. Carfagno & staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stephen G. Hall in Glendale, Az – Jun 02, 2018
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You don't have to be young or a sports athlete to go to this wonderful medical office. I'm 69 and had debilitating and back, rib and internal pain that several other physicians had been unable diagnose. At least 5 other physicians using a number of expensive exams had essentially recommended pain-management. Dr. Carfagno was able to diagnose the underlying cause for the pain and treat. Dr. C. and his staff also developed personalized recommendations to help manage potential future flair-ups.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Richard F. in Scottsdale, AZ – Apr 13, 2018
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Dr. Carfagno is an Awesome doctor! He takes the time with his patients and answered to all my doubts regarding my injury. He explained me such that I could understand what is wrong. The staff is very friendly and welcoming.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Apr 05, 2018
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Excellent physician who takes time to get to know you, crack a few jokes, and really makes you feel at ease. His staff only add to how great this place is. Your health is definitely in his best interest.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chase Jeppesen in Glendale – Mar 23, 2018
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Courteous staff and caring physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Litchfield Park – Dec 02, 2017
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He's the kindest, most caring professional. He's very knowledgeable and precise. We love visiting his office. The staff is great and we love Maxi.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rauf Husn (and spouse) in Scottsdale, AZ – Aug 28, 2017
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About 8 weeks ago I injured my bicep and hoped that I had only torn the tendon, not ruptured it. After 3 weeks I finally sought out a medical opinion to determine the extent of my injury. Dr Carfagno and his staff were just terrific. They were able to arrange an initial appointment the next day, and after a quick assessment suggested that I obtain an MRI to assess the extent of the damage. The staff helped coordinate a MRI appointment and then provided a read out on the MRI..total rupture.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kevin in Minnetonka, MN – Apr 23, 2017
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Very thorough. Friendly. Would recommend him especially for people who are active and are interested in fitness.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scottsdale, AZ – Feb 28, 2017
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Dr. Carfagno is very effective at diagnosing exactly what the problem is and using his experience recommends effective solutions. He minimizes the use of medications and recommends non surgical solutions whenever possible. When surgery is indicated he is forthright in recommending it, referring patients to highly qualified surgeons instead of raising false hopes that non surgical therapies will solve the problem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mike W. in Phoenix, AZ – Oct 18, 2016
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Dr. Carfagno, his team and his 4-week Metabolic Program rock! I lost 14 pounds, gained strength and energy plus the designed-for-me food and exercise routines were so easy for me to stick with that success was automatic.if you want more wins on your board regardless of your current physical ability, sign up for this program!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Linda M in Scottsdale, AZ – Sep 21, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Comprehensive Medical Care for the Athlete. From the elite physiology of an Olympic Caliber athlete to the severe hospitalized medically ill, Dr Carfagno...Read more

Biography

David Carfagno, D.O., C.A.Q.S.M. is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine (CAQ) and Ringside Medicine (ABRM). His internship, residency...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1998
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1997
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1995
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1990
Arizona State University
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. David Carfagno, DO offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. David Carfagno, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Carfagno frequently treats Limb Swelling, Malaise and Fatigue, and Perimenopause. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carfagno treats.

Where is Dr. David Carfagno, DO's office located?

Dr. Carfagno's office is located at 10133 N 92nd St Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Scottsdale Sports Medicine10133 N 92nd St Ste 102 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Affiliated Hospitals

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HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Honorhealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)