After a wreck or sports injury, some patients travel to a wide variety of doctors. Unfortunately, doctors aren’t often speaking to each other or even treating at the same time. What if medicine was different? What if instead of pulling a patient in a million different directions doctors worked as a team? No egos. No right way. No wrong way. Just the best treatment for the patient. Our body isn’t made up of just bones or muscles. All of these parts work together, so isn’t it only fitting healthcare do the same?
At Arizona Medical and Sports Rehab we believe healthcare should take a team approach. Combining the best of sports medicine, physical therapy and chiropractic we provide our patients the most comprehensive, convenient care possible. Whether it’s whiplash or arthritis, we rely on open communication and collaboration to utilize the variety of resources and expertise available to meet and exceed our patients goals. Our team’s mission is to eliminate pain, restore function and get you back to peak performance without the use of potentially harmful drugs or major surgeries.
Growing up, I always saw my father in pain. I always wished there was something I could do to help. He herniated 2 discs in his low back when he was a football player in his early 20’s. When he went to our family doctor he was given pain pills and muscle relaxers and told to rest. Over the next 20 years every time he went back to the doctor he was given another pill for something new.
By the time I was born, he was on 17 different medications, weighed over 400 pounds and the discs in his low back had worn down to bone on bone. When we went to see the spine surgeon he told us that my father was too large, on too many medications and too much of a liability to operate on. I’ve never seen someone so sad, thinking that he was going to have to live the rest of his life in this kind of pain.
We had heard about gastric bypass surgery and considered it. If he could lose the weight, maybe reduce the medications, in turn he could get the surgery. After the surgery, my father’s gallbladder got infected and he ended passing away from a staph infection. He died December 17th 2007 at the age of 58.
I made a promise to myself and to my late father that I would do everything in my power to make sure that no one has to go down the same path as he did. We created Arizona Medical and Sports Rehab to give the valley a look at what medicine can be. Where patients don’t fall through the cracks or get tugged in a million different directions. I wanted to create a place where doctors work together for the good of the patient. I wanted a practice where doctors from different fields unite forces to fix the root of health issues and educate patients on true preventative healthcare. I’m lucky to have an amazing team that shares this vision and we’re excited to be a part of the Tempe community!
Healthcare is a team effort! Our team is ready, are you?
Dr. Josh Adams, D.C.