Health Care and Fitness

Variety Of Health Care Options Available In And Around Flagstaff

Top-notch hospital care as well as alternative health care treatments are all available in Flagstaff, providing a boost to the body and the mind.

Flagstaff is home to one of two hospitals ran by Northern Arizona Healthcare, which is the largest health care system in northern Arizona.

Flagstaff Medical Center is the only Level 1 Trauma Center north of Phoenix and is a Primary Stroke Center. FMC and NAH’s next nearest hospital, Verde Valley Medical Center has a combined capacity of 400 beds.

NAH serves more than 700,000 people with a team of 4,000 doctors, nurses and other experts, as well as millions of tourists visiting nearby sites such as Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona, Monument Valley and Lake Powell.

NAH also provides outpatient services through 33 ambulatory sites throughout Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Sedona and Camp Verde, including:

  • Primary care clinics, specialty physician clinics and Immediate Care services.
  • Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare.
  • Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona.
  • EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine.
  • Weight Management Clinic.
  • Fit Kids of Arizona.
  • Outpatient surgical centers.
  • Laboratory, diagnostic imaging and pharmacy services throughout the region.

With seven helicopters and 15 ambulances, NAH provides emergency transport services through Guardian Air and Guardian Medical Transport. NAH is a nonprofit health care system and is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Flagstaff residents also receive high-quality, comprehensive medical services at the two North Country Health Care locations in town.

North Country’s federally-qualified community health centers at Fourth Street and University Avenue are two of 14 it has throughout northern Arizona. The Fourth Street facility is the largest, and it provides services such as family medicine, pediatrics, dental care, obstetrics and gynecology and behavioral health. It also has an on-site pharmacy for convenience.

North Country HealthCare is a Patient Centered Medical Home – the organization practices a team-based approach to treating patients. A care team may include a primary care provider, a care manager, a behaviorist and a clinical pharmacist.

If you’re looking to treat your teeth, you will experience a new approach to dental health when you visit Northern Arizona Biological Dentistry, which helps patients achieve optimal dental health while supporting whole body wellness. The team will work with other medical professionals – such as a medical doctor, chiropractor and naturopath – to ensure appropriate care.

Services include:

  • Myobrace myofunction / airway-based orthodontics.
  • Sleep apnea and TMJ pain treatment.
  • Safe mercury removal technique.
  • Non-metal implants.
  • Periolase dental laser.
  • Holistic extractions.
  • BPA-free partials and dentures.
  • BPA-free fillings.
  • Non-metal Zirconia crowns and bridges
  • Biocompatibility testing and individualized treatment.

Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure Recovery is a licensed and nationally accredited program that implements an innovative approach to treat individuals struggling with substance and alcohol addiction.

Back2Basics is a recovery program that includes wilderness adventures and extensive life skills building, culinary and nutrition education, community service and healthy living. The second stage, Beyond the Basics, provides a platform for participants to implement those skills back into society.

If you’re in need of physical therapy, DeRosa Physical Therapy provides its patients with the highest level of comprehensive care, which includes sports, pediatrics, orthopedics, wellness and heart healthy cardiac care. In fact, DeRosa has Centers of Excellence in several specialties, including aquatic therapy, fitness and wellness, heart health and orthopedics.

Established in 1983, DeRosa is highly experienced. Its physical therapists serve the entire Flagstaff area, including world-class athletes visiting from around the globe.

At DeRosa, patients receive state-of-the-art and evidence-base rehabilitation, therapeutic services and physical conditioning. For example, the Cross Fit Train and Strong Fusion programs offer advanced high-level conditioning and performance enhancement. Some of the cutting-edge therapeutic methods used by the therapists have been published in medical journals or shared at national and international conferences.

Flagstaff is home to a variety of alternative medical and healing practices. Dr. Brandie Gowey started Dr. DNA in 2007 in an effort to provide medicines and treatments to prevent diseases such as cancer. The naturopathic physician’s research focuses on viruses and helping patients heal from their impacts, with treatments such as constitutional hydrotherapy, acupuncture and IV infusion. Dr. Gowey creates all her own formulations, and her work is overseen by two governing boards, including a research board.