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95 S Idaho Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 8511995 S Idaho Rd
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320 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004320 E McDowell Rd
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I needed to have wax removed from my ear. They told me what they were going to do before they started and I appreciated that. Before each procedure they did the same. It took about an hour because they were so careful...I am ninety-one. The place was very clean. Eric and Alyssa were so kind and gentle. I won't even hesitate going again.

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1701 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850161701 E Thomas Rd
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1743 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850161743 E Camelback Rd
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4.69(2.1k reviews)
1455 S Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 852041455 S Stapley Dr
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20249 N 67th Ave, Glendale, AZ 8530820249 N 67th Ave
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Easy in, easy out. Docs seem to be highly knowledgeable and caring of our child’s injury.

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4.93(944 reviews)
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9219 E Hidden Spur Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 852559219 E Hidden Spur Trail
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Excellent patient care! Friendly, professional, efficient! You need to clone Dr Kevin! Thank you!

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5.0(19 reviews)
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2451 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 852342451 E Baseline Rd
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I was so pleasantly surprised at how impressed I was with this facility, after finding them on a quick Google search! I utilized their urgent care service and ended up finding a new primary care doctor. Almost zero wait time, easy check-in process, online appointment booking and new patient forms, amazingly friendly, helpful and patient front office staff, beautiful office and Dr. Spann was informative, kind, helpful, knowledgeable and relatable. 10/10!

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4949 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 852484949 S Arizona Ave
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Courtney is fantastic at the front desk. The wonderful lady that took my vitals was a joy as well. The Doc was very helpful, answered all my questions & even laughed at my Dad jokes! He's got that Midwestern Work Ethic so I knew I was in good hands. Give them all raises!

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920 E Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295920 E Williams Field Rd
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I finally found an Urgent I really like!!! Highly recommend them.

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5151 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 852065151 E Broadway Rd
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We had a great experience. Very friendly staff and a thorough check. Diagnosed and on our way amazingly fast for an Urgent Care. Would definitely go back.

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4.79(372 reviews)
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95 S Idaho Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 8511995 S Idaho Rd
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The Dr really cared for my situation and would return to visit him

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3931 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850183931 E Camelback Rd
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The PA is excellent. That’s why I keep going back here. The front desk gal was also very helpful and courteous.

4.66(2.7k reviews)
4730 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850184730 E Indian School Rd
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Indescribable… Realistically, the only thing I can say negatively about the experience is the wait time, and the “other” weirdos in the waiting room. It’s analogous to a trip to the DMV. Of course, I realize the other sickos are looking at me, and thinking the same thing!!! Live long and prosper!

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5920 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850355920 W McDowell Rd
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I looked online and it said there were 7 people ahead of me. I decided to walk in anyway. When I got there only had 3 patients ahead then I was called. The attending NP was very nice and very knowledgeable. I had no copay my insurance took care of everything.

4.69(3.3k reviews)
8101 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 850218101 N 19th Ave
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Great experience everyone was very nice and caring…

4.7(2k reviews)
7650 S 59th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 853397650 S 59th Ave
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Never disappointed Quick easy and efficient!!!

4.51(3.9k reviews)
2122 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 852572122 N Scottsdale Rd
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I went in they gave me an appointment. Then in an hour when my appointment time came they called me back and took care of me. They were thorough,professional and they didn’t waste any time.

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10240 N 43rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 8530210240 N 43rd Ave
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5410 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 853065410 W Thunderbird Rd
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Sports Physicals FAQs

  • What do they do at a sports physical?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, a sports physical normally includes a chat about your medical history as well as a physical examination. A sports physical is intended to detect any potential health issues that may be caused or exacerbated by sports, as well as to manage chronic diseases or injuries that may prevent you from participating in specific activities.

  • What is a physical exam?

    During a physical exam, your doctor will examine and evaluate your body to see whether you have any physical health issues. According to the National Library of Medicine, a physical examination normally entails your doctor visually inspecting your body, feeling it with their fingers or hands, and listening to it (such as your heart).

  • What if you don’t pass a sports physical?

    According to Texas A&M University, if your doctor detects a concern that could jeopardize your health and safety while participating in sports, they will work with you to identify and address the issue before the start of the season, if possible. Your doctor may recommend that you use a medical device such as a brace or send you to a specialist for additional treatment, according to the University.

  • What sports are common for sports physicals?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, most states and schools require you to acquire a sports physical before participating in any activity.

  • What happens at a physical for a woman?

    Women's sports physicals are comparable to men's. According to Texas A&M University, men and women get full physicals, but women don't get a pelvic check. According to the university, some female athletes may develop eating problems as a result of not eating enough while keeping active, which can disrupt their menstrual cycles. Females may consult their doctors about diet and eating habits that will keep them healthy in these situations.

  • Where can I get a sports physical for my child in Arizona?

    According to Texas A&M University, a sports physical for a child can be done at the school or with your health care physician during a well-child appointment. Consult your child's pediatrician to see if the clinic provides sports physicals or if they may recommend you to someone who does.

  • Where can I get a sports physical near me in Arizona?

    Type "sports physicals near me" into Solv's search engine to find a nearby sports physical in Arizona. Only the highest-rated healthcare providers are included on Solv, making it simple to find a good sports physical or urgent care center in your neighborhood. Browse providers on Solv's home page today and book a same-day or next-day appointment.

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Waited one hour even though we had an appointment. Got into the room and had the vitals etc. done, then waited another 20 minutes or the provider. Not his fault, way too many patients and no other providers on staff. Need better staffing. Also, probably need better training on doing the eye test. We were there for a sports physical and the eye test they did showed severe vision problems, which we thought was odd. Went to our optometrist the next day for an exam and vision test was perfectly normal. Need some better system for people to wait if they have Covid symptoms. We were not there for Covid, but many others were. They were, appropriately, asked to wait outside or in their vehicles. Problem was they were waiting out there for 2+ hours. It was a really hot day. So they were in their cars roasting or with air-conditioning on and running their vehicles. Contributing to pollution and global warming. There has to be a better system than that.

- Verified patient on 8/19

I have 3 stars on wait time because the app that needs to be initiated on phone wasn’t working properly. I’m not in the habit of scanning things on my phone, because it causes unnecessary and unwanted texts and emails to me ( like this survey does instance) anyhow, after waiting for the paperwork to come thru my phone, turns out it never did. Therefore, adding another 20 minutes to my wait time. If I had received actual PAPER work to fill out, which I originally requested, it would have been much quicker and done in a timely matter. The receptionist (absolutely lovely girl) told me the only way to check in was they my phone. Well, guess what, I didn’t and filled out paperwork anyway. 😀 overall, sports physical experience was amazing. !!!

- Verified patient on 8/5

The staff was super friendly, the doctor was energetic and happy even after such a long day and so many patients. It just was a long wait even with a scheduled appointment. Although we showed up an hour and a half early thinking it would help keep our place in line to no avail. We checked in online and it was very convenient. The sports physical was a flat fee and economical. I would recommend this location and will be back if needed.

- Verified patient on 8/21

I brought my daughter in for a sports physical and she was treated by a physician we have seen in the past. He is great everytime we have been in for something (ear infection, sport injury, etc...). He takes the time to explain and listen. He is very nice and puts my family at ease every visit.

- Verified patient on 1/7

Came in for a sports physical, for my son. Front desk staff very helpful and the physician was great. Very clean place and professional. Wait time was very efficient. Booked my appointment over the phone easy process. Inexpensive cost for a physical. Overall great experience.

- Verified patient on 8/26

Had three kids come in for their sports physicals. The check in staff was cordial and professional. The staff who took vitals and other preliminary tests had a great sense humor. The PA who performed the physical was awesome and understanding

- Verified patient on 7/19

We have used Goodyear Alliance from the time we have moved here. Sport physicals, sinus infections, imbedded sprinters. Our wait is never long, proper care is given and billing is always properly applied. I won’t go anywhere else.

- Verified patient on 2/25

I brought my son in for a sports physical for school. We were seen in a timely manner and I like that PA Tammy talked directly to my child and explained what she was doing and why.

- Verified patient on 7/21

Sports physical. I had an appointment and waited 45 minutes to be seen. Facility isn’t super clean and the front desk staff aren’t very friendly. The nurse practitioner- Lynn - was super nice and kind.

- Verified patient on 12/18

It was a really good experience! I loved how friendly the staff was, and how fast the wait time was. I would definitely recommend getting your sport physicals here.

- Verified patient on 10/24

Best sports physical experience thus far and we’ve had many. It was quick efficient and the staff was friendly. We will be coming for them next year! Excellent!

- Verified patient on 10/2

Took my Daughter in for Sports Physical! Very friendly and professional!! ONLY thing I don’t agree with is forcing Patients that are NOT sick to wear masks!! #StandForMedicalFreedom

- Verified patient on 10/14

We came in for a sports physical and the exam was thorough but quick. Easy to schedule and zero wait time for our appointment time.

- Verified patient on 5/2

I took my two boys in for a sports physical. The doctor was so kind, efficient, and professional. It was a great experience.

- Verified patient on 7/14

We were walk in for a sports physical. ALL of the staff was super friendly and had us out of there quickly.

- Verified patient on 3/5

My son and I were there for a school sports physical. Wait time short. Exam was quick. The cost was great.

- Verified patient on 3/8

Went in for sports physicals and staff was great. Hardly no wait time. Cleanliness was excellent and Dr. was exceptional!!

- Verified patient on 6/7

During a routine sports physical, the PA’s thoroughness caught a health condition super early! We are very grateful :).

- Verified patient on 2/17

Needed a routine sports physical for my daughter. Online appointment & check in made the whole process very smooth!

- Verified patient on 7/7

Daughter needed a sports physical. One of the easiest experiences. They were great!

- Verified patient on 4/14

Arizona Sports Physicals

A sports physical can assist you and your doctor in determining whether or not it is safe for you or your child to engage in sporting activities. Understanding what happens during a sports physical will help you prepare for your appointment and choose the correct practitioner.

What is a sports physical?

According to the National Institutes of Health, the purpose of a sports physical is to discover health issues or concerns that may place you at increased risk for injury, illness, or death when participating in sports (NIH). Before each new school year or sports season, most schools require pupils to obtain a sports physical.

The usual sports physical, according to Texas A&M University, involves an in-depth discussion of your medical history as well as a physical examination. Your doctor will sign any appropriate school paperwork if your health is in good standing, allowing you to continue participating in your sport of choice. If your doctor suspects a medical problem, you may be advised to undergo more testing or wear a special protective equipment such as a brace while participating in sports, according to the university.

Medical history

During a sports physical, your doctor will most likely inquire about your personal and family medical histories. According to Texas A&M University, common family medical history queries center on a family history of heart illness and certain cardiac diseases such as arrhythmia and Marfan syndrome. Your doctor may also inquire as to whether anyone in your family died of heart disease abruptly or early (before the age of 50).

Your doctor may inquire about your personal medical history, such as if you have asthma or other breathing issues, headaches, a history of concussion, or if you have ever experienced significant weariness when exercising. Your doctor may also inquire if you've ever been diagnosed with a heart murmur, according to Texas A&M University.

According to the University, the goal of these discussions is to identify any potential health issues that may arise while or as a result of participating in sports.

Physical examination

Your vital signs, vision, and hearing will all be checked during the physical examination. According to Texas A&M University, heart and lung disorders are among the most common health concerns among doctors who give sports physicals. According to the University, doctors also check for muscle and joint disorders and make sure you don't have any issues with your head, shoulders, back, or knees.

If you have a history of joint instability or twisted ankles, your doctor may offer particular strengthening exercises or a change in diet if you are overweight, according to the University. This is also a good opportunity to talk to your doctor about ways to increase your physical fitness before the sports season begins.

Why is a sports physical important?

According to the National Library of Medicine, a sports physical is crucial because it teaches you how to avoid accidents while playing sports and how to conduct particular activities safely if you have a chronic medical condition (NLM).

A sports physical can also identify whether you are in excellent health, have any current ailments, and were born with any diseases that may enhance your risk of injury, according to the National Library of Medicine. A sports physical also assesses your level of physical fitness and body maturity.

When and where should I go for a sports physical?

According to Texas A&M University, you should plan your sports physical test four to eight weeks before the start of the sports season. This allows your doctor adequate time to look into and answer any issues you may have during your initial consultation. It also offers you additional time to see a medical specialist for treatment of your disease or injury, if necessary.

According to Texas A&M University, a sports physical can be paired with a wellness exam or a well-child visit. It goes on to say that sports physicals may be performed on campus at your child's school in some cases. Request information from your doctor about where you or your children can get a sports physical.

What if there’s a problem?

If your doctor determines that you or your kid has a health or medical issue that prevents you or your child from participating in sports, he or she may work with you to treat the problem or refer you to a specialist who can. According to Texas A&M University, scheduling your sports physical four to eight weeks before the start of the season can usually provide you enough time to address and resolve concerns so you can continue with your sports activity.

Do I still have to get a regular physical?

According to the National Library of Medicine, a sports physical does not replace a regular physical or routine checkup. Consult your doctor to find out when your next routine physical is due and what might be on the yearly physical exam checklist so you can be prepared for your appointment.

Who needs a sports physical?

According to the National Institutes of Health, children and teens who wish to participate in sports are normally required by their schools to acquire a sports physical before the start of the new school year or sports season. If you participate in community sports and activities, a sports physical may be advantageous. Before participating in any athletic activity, check with your doctor to see if you or your child requires a sports physical.

Sources

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  1. Sports Physicals (August 8, 2021)
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK556111/
  2. The importance of sports physicals (August 6, 2019)
    https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/the-importance-of-sports-physicals/
  3. Sports physical (January 12, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000673.htm
  4. Physical examination (January 12, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002274.htm

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