Practice Areas

Dr. Richard K. Peairs is a specialist of orthopedic care and minimally invasive surgery

Dr. Peairs’ expertise is in tailoring the treatment and rehabilitation process to your individual needs so that you can get back to sport or work.

The vast majority of contusions, sprains, and strains are treated non-surgically as long as more severe underlying injuries are ruled out by history, physical examination, or imaging.

About arthroscopic surgical interventions

In some situations, surgical intervention can be the conservative way to treat an injury that would be unlikely or slow to heal.

Arthroscopic treatment on joint injuries utilizes a small telescope inserted into the joint, connected to a miniature video camera that allows visualization of the structures inside the joint. Specialized instruments are then used to resect, repair, thin or smooth damaged or abnormal structures as indicated. Each joint has its own set of structures that are more or less commonly damaged.

Surgery and appropriate rehabilitation can prevent secondary changes and deconditioning from occurring, thus allowing a faster, safer, and more complete return to activity.

Injury areas treated

  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Feet
  • Ankles
  • Elbows
  • Hips
  • Sports injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Workplace accidents (Yes! We accept worker’s compensation claims)
  • Sports medicine
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Rehabilitation strategies
  • Teens
  • Adults

Conditions treated

Services offered

  • Sports medicine
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Rehabilitation strategies

Age groups served

  • Teens
  • Adults

Would you like to learn more about Dr. Peairs and his patient care philosophy? Please visit our About page to learn more: About Dr. Peairs.

We accept worker's compensation and over 15 different types of insurance, including:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • CIGNA
  • Humana
  • Great West
  • State of Arizona
  • Healthsmart
  • Medicare
  • Motorola Health Advantage
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Pacificare
  • United Healthcare

Please visit our Insurance Accepted page to see all of the plans we accept.