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Pedersen Primary Care in Scottsdale, AZ provides the best adult and family healthcare services, including Men and Women’s Health, Primary Health Care, Pain Management, IV Vitamin Therapies and Hormone Treatments, Wellness Care, treatment for Adhesive Arachnoiditis and Centralized or Intractable Pain Syndromes. For more information, see the more detailed sections below.

Primary Health Care Provider

Primary Health Care Provider

Some people think of the human body as a machine that needs maintenance. Others think of the body as a dynamic mechanism that is always growing and changing.

Both of these views are valid, and the role of the primary care physician (PCP) works well with each. Your physician will work on fixing problems that may arise with your body’s physical structure, but he or she will also help you develop a lifestyle regimen to help your brain and body change to become stronger and healthier.

Wellness Care

Wellness Care

Wellness Care in Scottsdale, AZ is about cultivating the appropriate diet and exercise routine to make you healthier and keep you that way. Wellness Care differs from other types of health care in its holistic approach. Instead of “fixing” a specific problem or concern, Wellness Care aims to positively shape the individual as a whole. So, as well as solving a patient’s current issues, Wellness Care is also an ongoing preventative maintenance program for the duration of the patient’s life.

Our wellness center has a unique approach you might never have experienced as we provide some of the overall wellness and general primary medical care that you need.

Men’s Health

Men’s Health

In many ways, people tend to minimize the differences between men and women, and in a lot of ways, we are quite alike. But when it comes to physical anatomy, there are differences that are significant enough that they shouldn’t be ignored. Taking these differences into consideration, we’ve developed a specific program designed to maximize the health of the male segment of the population. Every patient has the ability to request additional wellness care or tailor their personal care to exactly what they need in a primary care physician.

Women’s Health Care

Women’s Health Care

Men and women have many similarities, but just like the “Men’s Health” section above, we’ve created a program for women’s health in Scottsdale, AZ that promotes what’s best for the health of our female patients.

Women always have the option of tailoring their primary care physician (PCP) to what it is that they are experiencing and treat their PCP as a partner in their lifetime wellness regimen.

Pain Management

Pain Management

Experiencing temporary, lasting, and especially chronic pain can range from miserable to debilitating. Causes of pain are as various as the activities that can get you injured! And beyond straightforward injuries, there are also many conditions that have pain as a symptom. These include: peripheral neuropathy, Diabetic related pain conditions, chronic back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, failed back surgeries or spinal cord conditions that have no surgical solutions, Immune System pain syndromes like Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The techniques used in our pain management clinic in Scottsdale, AZ vary as well. Our primary concern is finding the reason for the pain, and based upon the pain cause, we treat to either fix the problem through working with specialists or managing medications for pain syndromes that are intractable or untreatable by medical means.

Pedersen Primary Care and Ryken Wellness Center never keeps pain medications in office.

Treatment for Adhesive Arachnoiditis

Treatment for Adhesive Arachnoiditis

Adhesive Arachnoiditis (AA) is a condition where part of the material that covers the brain, spinal cord, and nerve roots becomes inflamed. This covering is called the “Arachnoid Mater,” and it can cause excruciating pain when it is inflamed and extremely irritates nerves in the center of the spinal cord.

Sadly, the majority of AA cases are a result of medical intervention. It can be caused by the introduction of chemicals for medical purposes, as well as surgery, lumbar punctures, trauma, infections like meningitis, viral infections, and tuberculosis and many other medical conditions.

Adhesive Arachnoiditis are treated with individualized programs based on the patient’s unique circumstances and the origin of the disease. Adhesive Arachnoiditis can also present as “Centralized Pain Syndrome,” “RSDS,” “Tarlov Cyst Syndrome,” Fibromyalgia, and many more disorders that seem to have no treatment.

The various medications that are used to treat AA include, but are not limited to those mentioned in detail on the website developed by Dr. Forest Tennant, MD (www. You can download the “Handbook for Recovery” from this site.

At this point in time, there is no cure for Adhesive Arachnoiditis, but medications and new treatments currently being introduced can help the patient be more comfortable and live a better life despite having this condition.

Pedersen Primary Care is dedicated to keeping up to date with the latest treatment and advocating help with medication and all necessary care for these patients.

IV Vitamin Therapies

IV Vitamin Therapies

There are many health problems that require the uptake of vitamins and minerals in order to stabilize the body’s functions. Pills and supplements can only do so much. This is where the use of IV/Nutrient Therapy is helpful.

Intravenous addition of vitamins and minerals is superior to oral supplements because of how quickly and effectively it works. Taking pills and supplements is less effective because of the limitations of the stomach and intestines to process therapeutic levels of the vitamins and minerals taken in oral form.

The benefits of intravenous introduction of vitamins and minerals include:

  • Stabilizing nutritional deficiencies

  • Strengthening the immune system

  • Strengthening cells and protecting them from damage

  • Decreasing inflammation

  • Detoxification

  • Mental Clarity

  • Treatment of Inflammatory Disorders

Hormone Treatments

Hormone Treatments

Getting older has its ups and downs. On the one hand, you gain valuable life experience. On the other hand, there are cases where your body “isn’t what it used to be.”

One thing that breaks down over time is hormone production. During puberty, our bodies release hormones that help us come into physical and reproductive maturity. As we approach early adulthood, our bodies are teeming with these hormones. But as we get older, the level of these hormones decreases more and more. Since the change is gradual, we may not know or even notice what’s happening to our bodies.

Hormone Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ will quickly show you a significant improvement. Depending on your specific situation and customized program, you’ll see changes like:

  • Better sex drive (libido)

  • More energy

  • Increased muscle mass

  • Less body fat

  • Thicker, tighter skin

  • Improved cognitive function

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