SPARCC Was Born
Dr. Mo and Andy got together and saw the need for a community-oriented Sports Medicine practice for Tucson. Having additional training and certification to treat the specific physiological and psychological needs of Tucson, Dr. Mo was well-positioned to provide a unique service for the community. As former high school and college athletes themselves (and teammates), they also saw it as a fun way to engage and relate to athletes.
Dr. Mo also spent a fellowship under the tutelage of a top concussion specialist at the University of Colorado, and has become a top researcher and specialist for comprehensive concussion management. Due largely to the current trends in awareness of the challenges, the diagnosis of, and complexity of concussion, especially in youth, SPARCC quickly became a de facto Concussion Center. Thats the CC of SPARCC!
2016 was truly the wild west for SPARCC. We ignored all conventional wisdom in waiting 6 months or a year to begin seeing patients while honing administrative detail, and instead operated like a lean start-up. We begun by operating out of multiple locations and zero insurance contracts and, quite frankly, didn’t much care if that meant we did not get paid. We are lucky to have a doctor like Dr. Mo, who provided outstanding care even in almost comical settings. Our patients who have been with us since the days of our LEAD location can attest to that.