Dr. Erik Dean believes that a healthy community starts with the individual, and with healthcare that goes beyond just treating patients as quickly as possible when they’re sick. Health is all-encompassing, present in countless aspects of our lives. And I strive to support and empower each of my patients with the confidence and knowledge to get and stay healthy, and to achieve both their short-term and long-term health goals.
Specialties: Family medicine and sports medicine, with clinical interests in preventive and wellness care, management of acute and chronic illnesses/conditions, arthritis care, athletic injuries, endurance athletics, ultrasound use for diagnostics and guided injections, and allergy/asthma care.
College Education: Exercise Physiology, University of Arizona. Member of the University of Arizona football team for 4 years as wide receiver and defensive back.
Medical School: O. Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, 2001.
Residency: Family medicine, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. Chief Resident 2001–2004.
Community Service: Team physician for the San Francisco Giants, team physician for Desert Mountain High School and Saguaro High School, Medical Director for Scottsdale School District, clinical professor in sports medicine at the University of Arizona, coach for the Her-ricanes club softball team.