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Michael Purnell, MD, FAAOS

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Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Purnell is a board certified, fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, specializing in shoulder and knee pathology. He trained at the University of Iowa, Boston University, and completed postgraduate fellowship work in Munich, Germany and Sydney, Australia. His sports career pivoted to caring for athletes, where he has been the team physician for a Minor league baseball affiliate for over 25 years, as well as the team physician for local colleges, high schools, and the Central West Ballet. He founded Modesto Sports Medicine, a non-profit organization to fund and support athletic training programs for high schools. He has also developed an Ortho-biologic program to offer nonsurgical, less invasive, healing opportunities to patients, allowing their bodies to recover and heal naturally. “I am really looking forward to getting to know the Wickenburg community, helping both athletes and non-athletes stay healthy and active.”

  • Aetna
    • Commercial
    • Medicare
    • Advantage HMO & PPO
    • State AHCCCS
    • CMDP
  • AZ Complete
    • Complete Health
    • WellCare/Allwell MCR
    • Medicare DSNP
    • Complete Health-Complete Care
    • AmBetter Gold/Silver/Bronze
    • AmBetter Select
  • Banner
    • Banner (BHN)
    • University Family Care
    • Aetna BHN
    • UHC Banner
    • Banner Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Commercial
    • Neighborhood
    • Blue Advantage HMO
    • Blue Journey PPO
  • VA
    • TriWest (VA CCN)
    • Tricare (East/West)
  • Care 1st
  • Cigna
    • Commercial
  • Devoted
  • Health Choice of AZ
  • Humana
    • Commercial
    • Medicare Advantage
  • Medicare
  • Mercy Care
    • Complete Care
    • RBHA
    • Mercy Care Advantage
  • Molina
  • Multiplan
  • United Health Care
    • Commercial
    • UHC/AARP Medicare Advantage
    • UHC Banner
    • UHC Community Plan
    • Optum Care
    • UHC Community Plan

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Practice is located at 519 Rose Lane, Wickenburg, AZ 85390


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