About Us

Our Mission

Our Mission Is Simple - To provide exceptional quality care (Excellence In Orthopedics) in a professional and caring atmosphere.

SAO is one of Tucson’s most established Orthopedic Practices and the Premier Provider of Quality Orthopedic Services. We are a board-certified group of physician specialists that provides care for the musculoskeletal system.

The musculoskeletal system is comprised of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles and related structures which work together to power the extremities and spine.

Our surgeons are leading experts in the conservative and surgical management of injuries and problems affecting the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot.

The SAO Difference

SAO is widely recognized as the regional leader in comprehensive orthopedic services. The physicians of SAO have received specialized training in orthopedic surgery and in sub-specialty areas within the field of orthopedic medicine and can diagnose and treat even the most complicated orthopedic conditions. A professional staff of Physician Assistants, Clinical Support Staff, X-Ray Technicians, and Administrative Personnel support the Physicians.

Our areas of expertise are

  • Foot, Ankle, Hip, Knee
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hand, Arm, Upper Extremity and Shoulder Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
  • Sports Medicine
  • Total Joint Reconstruction

SAO specializes in providing comprehensive sports medicine services including the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries. Regardless of the level of the athlete - recreational, high school, college, and professionals. SAO strives to provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art health care services. A testament to the quality of our sports medicine program is the large number of high-level athletes that we've successfully treated and returned to peak performance.

SAO has 3 locations to serve your needs. Our Main Office is located in East Tucson and we have additional offices located in Rita Ranch and Green Valley.

We accept most insurance plans and also participate with workers compensation.

We offer state of the art digital imaging. Our X-Ray staff is comprised of Registered X-Ray Technologists for our patients.

At SAO, we feel confident that your experience will be a positive one.

Please arrive 15-20 minutes early for your appointment for registration and to fill in a health questionnaire.

You may also print you paperwork and fill it out prior to your appointment. To print your paperwork, please Click here

When you come for your appointments, please remember to bring the following

  • Insurance information
  • Surgical records, medical records, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans and any other pertinent information from prior doctor visits.
  • If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your Surgical report.

Please dress so that the body part you are having trouble with can be easily examined and/or X-rayed. For example, please wear shorts if you are attending for a knee problem.

To cancel an appointment:
Telephone the office during business hours. Please cancel at least 1 day ahead so that your appointment time can be allocated to another patient who is seeking treatment.

Your time is valuable and we make every effort to run on time. As you can imagine, emergencies occur that cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologize in advance if we keep you waiting.