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Banner Health’s Sports Partners

The demands athletes place on their bodies can be extreme. When they push themselves to succeed at the highest levels of their sport, the wear and tear on muscles, ligaments, and joints, is more pronounced. Effective care that quickly identifies an issue, repairs damage, and develops a rehabilitation program that quickly returns that athlete to the field or court is essential.

It’s why professional and high-level amateur athletes rely on Banner Sports Medicine and Orthopedics for their health care needs.

Our world class doctors, care givers, and facilities provide athletes the support they need to excel. Whether it’s designing health and wellness programs to prepare athletes for the rigors of a season, or working to overcome the challenge of an injury, the Banner Sports Medicine and Orthopedics team offers unequaled service and support. 

The good news for weekend warriors: you don’t have to play for a professional or collegiate team to have access to the best sports medicine physicians and facilities. Find a Banner Health Sports Medicine and Orthopedics care provider near you in Phoenix, Tucson or Northern Colorado

Phoenix Suns

Banner Health is the official sports medicine and orthopedic provider to the Phoenix Suns basketball team. Our team of physicians, led by Dr. Evan Lederman and Dr. Steven Erickson, help ensure Suns players are prepared to take on the rigors of a demanding 82 game season. 

Phoenix Mercury 

Dr. Leah Brown is the orthopedic surgeon and Dr. Amy Overlin is the non-operative sports medicine physician for the Phoenix Mercury. They work to ensure the players are primed and ready to compete for the franchise’s 4th WNBA championship.

Arizona Diamondbacks 

The Diamondbacks play a rigorous 162-game schedule producing a unique impact on an athlete’s body. Accounting for these issues and developing innovative therapies that return players from the bench to the field, are essential to providing care.

University of Arizona Wildcats 

The University of Arizona athletic department has 17 intercollegiate sports competing in the Pac-12 conference. From the gridiron and basketball court, to the pool and golf links, Banner – University Medicine provides Wildcat athletes with care that ranges from sports psychology to emergency medical services.

University of Northern Colorado Bears

Located in Greely, CO, the University of Northern Colorado Bears compete in 15 sports in both the Western Athletic Conference and the Big Sky Conference. Banner Health’s team of experts including physicians and athletic trainers provide complete care for all University of Northern Colorado student athletes and their mascot, Klawz.


Combining a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run, Ironman races present athletes with the ultimate physical challenge. Banner physicians, some of whom are triathletes themselves, provide medical advice and onsite care to triathlon competitors to ensure they can endure and excel.