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Dr. Erik Dean, DO

Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 47

  26 Reviews
Dr. Dean

AZ Sports Medicine

8630 E Via De Ventura Ste 105 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Accepting new patients

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(480) 889-1838

Dr. Erik Dean, DO is a sports medicine specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Western University Of Health Sciences in 2001 and specializes in sports medicine and family medicine.

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(480) 889-1838

Dr. Dean accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
Health Net of Arizona HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedHealthInsurance
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Dean's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Physical Examination
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Steroid Injection

Dr. Dean's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dean

3.9

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Terrific, compassionate, consultive and knowledgeable physician. Great, warm demeanor with an excellent staff. Erik is the kind of physician you had long, long ago and is practicing medicine the way it should be done. Superb doctor and person
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This office requires patients to give them a credit or debit card to keep on file, to charge if you haven’t paid your bill in 30 days. I went in as a new patient with a possibly fractured foot; since I do not have a credit card, I would’ve had to give them my debit card, allowing them to access my checking account. I refused. They let me hobble out in tears, did not care about my medical problem in the least, nor about long term damage. They followed me out to argue with me, said hotels do it.
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Dr. Dean is great very caring great bedside manner. His staff is awesome as well.
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I’ve been seeing Dr. Dean and his staff since 2010 for management of hip dysplasia & osteoarthritis in my hip after a 2009 osteopathy & debridement to repair a torn labrum. I’m a distance runner & a stubborn klutz; Dr. Dean & staff continually support me in finding balance in caring for my structural challenges & getting me back to my sport.
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The wait time was excessive, i waited in the exam room for 45 minutes, at this time I left the office without seeing the Doctor. I won't be going back, I believe the Doctor is overbooking.
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I was referred to Dr. Dean while in physical therapy. I'd never been to a sports doctor before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. But, Dr. Dean is so kind and caring and he really helps me. Plus, he's got a great sense of humor and his staff is great, too.
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Dr. Dean was personable and friendly and took the time to look into my rather long physical history. He was able to assess my issue with an ACL tear that hard been overlooked for many years. He came up with a plan of action that has provided me with relief for the first time in years.
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My experience with Dr. Dean was exceptional. He took the best line of reasoning and procedure to properly assess my issue and concerns. Not ONCE did I feel rushed or silly for asking any questions. My appointments all began on time and ended when I was questionless and satisfied. I wish more doctors were on Dr. Erik Dean's level, it's rare.
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Dr. Dean is caring and one who can be trusted for his character and his care. I have been his patient close to 10 + years now.
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You don't get appointment except you sign for his concierge service which would cost you $1600 on top of your insurance. 30 min to 1 hour delays are normal. Not recommended.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Sports Medicine Physician and former college athlete, I know that my patient's primary concern is to "get back in the game" as quickly and as safely as possible. I strive to deliver not only the newest and most innovative form of care to my pati...

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Residency Hospital
2001
Western University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1996
University Of Arizona
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average