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FALL 2014

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FALL 2014 PracticeLink.com | 87 M any people think of Scott- sdale as a great winter getaway town. In fact, when it gets cold in the northern latitudes—including Canada—the city population swells with "returning seasonal visitors," aka snowbirds. And not by the thousands, either—but by millions, according to city authorities. This warm desert refuge is ready for them. Hotel accom- modations abound, and there are more than a thousand restaurants. Homes of new residents soon begin to blossom with southwestern and Native American art works, as well as exquisite handmade art pottery. Art shops in Old Town Scottsdale, many with outdoor sculptures, are ready to satisfy the demand. As for "playground" accommoda- tions, reports family medicine physi- cian Mark Heisler, M.D., "The only state in the country with more new golf courses is Florida." The current total, new and older, is 125. Other visitor attractions have mul- tiplied in the last couple of decades and now include two spring training stadiums for Major League Baseball teams, not to mention several arts and entertainment venues in the city. The city holds a Spring Training Festival every February. Though baseball mesmerizes winter visitors and locals, too, soccer has been building up its numbers and appeal in recent years. Many a school has lively student teams, but the city itself has several clubs both amateur and professional. In fact, a girls' team, Phoenix Rush, is now the largest youth soccer club in the world. Not only that, the game has found its way onto the huge new 71-acre Scottsdale Sports Complex in the northern reaches of town. Besides soccer, its felds accommodate lacrosse, football and rugby. In the Valley of the Sun Scottsdale, Arizona The Scottsdale Arts District has hosted an ArtWalk for 30 years each Thursday—a self-guided tour of the area's galleries, fountains and restaurants. Looking to practice in or near Scottsdale, Arizona? Check out these opportunities on Abrazo Health (See page 88) Apogee Physicians Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Banner Health (See page 86) Cardon Children's Medical Center Carl T Hayden VAMC Cigna Medical Group Desert Canyon Pediatrics Desert Family Physicians Diamond Diagnostics Dignity Health (See page 88) Good Night Pediatrics HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Scottsdale IPC (See page 5) Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Mountain Park Health Center Mountain Vista Medical Center MD24 House Call One Medical Group Phoenix Baptist Hospital Phoenix Children's Hospital St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center St. Luke's Medical Center Sound Physicians (See page 24) Tempe St. Luke's Hospital The Sundance Center Valley Hospital Quail Run Behavioral Health West Valley Hospital …And more! Photo by Tim Goos Live and Practice Soccer cities The 30,000-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers recreational opportunities and beautiful views. Continued

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