Charles Peterson, MD

Charles Peterson, MD



Dr. Peterson loves everything about sports medicine. From patient care to game coverage to traveling with sports teams, he has found his professional calling in life. This is made all the better by being able to work with the best sports physicians and surgeons in Arizona and being a part of OrthoArizona, Arizona Sports Medicine Center Division.

Dr. Peterson graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in honors history. He attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, earning his M.D. in 1998. He completed his residency in family medicine at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale in 2001 and then did a fellowship in sports medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He entered private practice in Arizona in 2002. In 2004 Dr. Waslewski, Dr. Freedberg, and Dr. Peterson founded Arizona Sports Medicine Center, which is now a division of OrthoArizona. He is board certified in sports medicine and family medicine. Dr. Peterson is a team physician for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the U.S. Ski Team, and Mountain View High School. He is a medical consultant for the Chicago Cubs, Phoenix Coyotes, and the Arizona Cardinals. His professional interests include sports medicine, ultrasound guided injections and diagnostic ultrasound, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, percutaneous tenotomy (TENEX), shock wave treatment (STORZ), fracture care, sports injuries, overuse injuries, joint injections (including hip), manipulation for frozen shoulder, care of young athletes, rock climbing injuries, endurance athlete care, team and event coverage, wilderness medicine, and international/disaster medicine (provided medical care in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake).

Dr. Peterson’s greatest joy in life is his family. He and his wife, Gayla, have five children: four boys and a daughter. He enjoys skiing and cycling, and helps organize and rides in the Tour de Quisqueya, in Haiti. He enjoys traveling to Haiti to provide medical care and education. He speaks Haitian Creole and French fluently.


Dr. Peterson’s Credentials



Medical College of Wisconsin, Sports Medicine


Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Family Medicine

Medical School

Northwestern University


Brigham Young University, Honors History

OrthoArizona Sports Medicine

Arizona Spine & Joint Hospital

Banner Desert Medical Center

Banner Gateway Medical Center

SurgCenter of Greater Phoenix

Office Locations


Click here for directions to 3130 E. Baseline Rd., Ste. 101 Mesa, AZ, 85204

Click here for directions to 8630 E. Via de Ventura Blvd., Ste. 201 Scottsdale, AZ, 85258