Scottsdale Concussion Squad
The Scottsdale Concussion Squad was developed to help patients who have suffered from a concussion. Often times symptoms are delayed and ongoing care is necessary after a concussion occurs. To ensure you are safe from further injury, and continuing to recover in the appropriate way, the team of experts with Scottsdale Concussion Squad provides the next level of care.
Dr. David Carfagno created this association with other concussion specialists to manage the full scope of the concussion.
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of concussion usually fall into four categories:
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Feeling slowed down
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty remembering new information
- Fuzzy or blurry vision
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to noise or light
- Balance problems
- Feeling tired, having no energy
- More emotional
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Sleeping more than usual
- Sleep less than usual
- Trouble falling asleep
The information above was provided by
When to Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Danger Signs in Adults
In rare cases, a person with a concussion may form a dangerous blood clot that crowds the brain against the skull. Contact your health care professional or emergency department right away if you experience these danger signs after a bump, blow, or jolt to your head or body:
- Headache that gets worse and does not go away.
- Weakness, numbness or decreased coordination.
- Repeated vomiting or nausea.
- Slurred speech.
The people checking on you should take you to an emergency department right away if you:
- Look very drowsy or cannot wake up.
- Have one pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other.
- Have convulsions or seizures.
- Cannot recognize people or places.
- Are getting more and more confused, restless, or agitated.
- Have unusual behavior.
- Lose consciousness.
Danger Signs in Children
Take your child to the emergency department right away if they received a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, and:
- Have any of the danger signs for adults listed above.
- Will not stop crying and are inconsolable.
- Will not nurse or eat.
The information above was provided by https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/symptoms.html
Jose “Joel” De Ocampo, MD
Arizona Neurology and Sleep Center
Dr. Jose “Joel” De Ocampo is a quadruple Board Certified Neurologist and Sleep Specialist. His certifications include Headache Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine and Neurophysiology. Following his internship in Internal Medicine and his Neurology training, he went on to complete three years of post-residency fellowship subspecializing in various areas of neurology including stroke medicine, neuromuscular disease, epilepsy and sleep disorders. He is currently a member of the American Headache Society (AHS), a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and facial pain.
He’s been awarded by his peers as Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He was awarded Top Doctor 2017 by FindatopDoc.com. Dr. De Ocampo was very touched to receive 2015 Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition to be recognized by his patients as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors.
David Carfago, DO, CAQSM
SCOTTSDALE SPORTS MEDICINE INSTITUTE
Dr. David Carfagno is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine (CAQ) & Ringside Medicine (ABRM). His internship, residency & fellowship were completed at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation. For over 20 years, Dr Carfagno has managed the full spectrum of the athlete from the orthopedic and internal medicine to exercise physiology. He is the Ringside Physician with the Arizona Stage Boxing and MMA Commission and a Team Physician for USA Boxing. He also serves as the Medical Director for AZ PF Chang’s Rock & Roll Marathon and as an Assistant National Medical Director for Rock & Roll and Tri Rock Series.
He’s been awarded by his peers as Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor, Sports Medicine, 2010-2017 and Internal Medicine 2017.
John Jones, DOSCOTTSDALE SPORTS MEDICINE INSTITUTE
Dr. Jones grew up in the area of Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a major in biology while completing the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC) Program. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and upon graduating, Dr. Jones went on to complete his Family Medicine Residency at Eastern CT Health Network in Manchester, CT. In July 2017, after completing his sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Jones moved to Arizona and joined the Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute.
Eric Johnson, PSY.DCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. Eric Johnson is clinically trained as a neuropsychologist and has treated ages 10-100. He specializes in utilizing the ImPACT® computer test (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) to aid in the assessment and management of concussions, and has treated head injuries due to multiple reasons including sport concussions, motor vehicle accidents, and falls. Dr. Johnson completed a two-year fellowship UPMC Sports Concussion Program. He went on to work as fulltime faculty at UPMC where he evaluated and managed concussion patients. He has co-authored articles and book chapters, supervised students and consulted both locally and nationally. Dr. Johnson is the Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy
Keith W. Fandry, DPTBACK IN ACTION PAIN THERAPY
Dr. Keith W. Fandry holds a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT). He completed his orthopedic clinical training at the Cleveland Clinic in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation where he was exposed to the latest evidence-based practice in orthopedics. He completed his postgraduate board certifications in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Spinal Manipulation Therapy and Dry Needling. He is a diplomat of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy and completed his Fellowship training for the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. He has dedicated his clinical practice to helping individuals overcome orthopedic injuries, chronic functional impairments, post-surgical rehabilitation and sports-related injuries such as concussion.
Dr. Robin Garrett is a Neuropsychologist with Movement Disorders Center of Arizona and at Banner University Medical Center. Dr. Garrett’s expertise includes assessment of movement disorders, mild cognitive impairment, dementias, concussion, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, and non-epileptic seizures. In addition, Dr. Garrett has 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy to patients with various medical and psychological diagnoses. She currently provides psychotherapy for patients with non-epileptic seizures. Dr. Garrett received her doctorate from University of Denver. She completed her internship in neuropsychology at the Phoenix VA Health Care System and she completed her fellowship in neuropsychology at Barrow Neurological Institute.
Lloyd G. WrightACUPUNCTURIST
Lloyd G. Wright, MSOM is a Licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist. He has been in practice for over 31 years in California and Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is a graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Mr. Wright is an acknowledged leader in the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine not only for his dedication to public service, professionalism, and compassion for his patients, but also for the results as an expert healer in treatment and the promotion of wellness for his patients. His practice specialties include orthopedic medicine and trauma injuries, rehab, pain, allergies, flu, headaches, women’s health, and digestive disorders.