Quick Facts

  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Multiplan
  • Aetna

Doctors in South Texas Orthopaedic Clinic

View all physicians that belong to South Texas Orthopaedic Clinic.

Ratings & Comments

98 ratings with 21 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of South Texas Orthopaedic Clinic when asked is excellent. South Texas Orthopaedic Clinic has been reviewed by 98 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at South Texas Orthopaedic Clinic as provided by patient reviews is 21 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

4 specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
    In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

  • Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine

    If you have a back injury or unexplained back pain, your doctor might refer you first to a radiologist and then to an orthopedic spinal surgeon. They specialize in the spine and can diagnose and treat spinal diseases such as scoliosis. They can also treat spinal injuries such as a displaced disc or a fracture, as well as disc degeneration and narrowing that occurs due to aging.
    However, when your injury or condition affects the spinal canal or spinal cord, it’s typically better to consult with a neurosurgeon. It's worth noting that, while they're both referred to as surgeons, they can also recommend treatments that don't require an operation, such as non-surgical decompression therapy.

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
    These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
    Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
    These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.

  • Pain Management

    A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
    These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
    Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    South Texas Orthopaedic Clinic is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Baptist Medical Center San Antonio, TX 78205
  • St Luke's Baptist Hospital San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Houston, TX 77070
  • Mission Trail Hospital San Antonio, TX 78235
  • North Central Baptist Hospital San Antonio, TX 78258
  • Northeast Baptist Hospital San Antonio, TX 78217
  • Metropolitan Methodist Hospital San Antonio, TX 78212
  • Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital San Antonio, TX 78240
  • Southwest General Hospital San Antonio, TX 78224
  • Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Mansfield, TX 76063
  • University Hospital San Antonio, TX 78229
  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital San Antonio, TX 78207
  • North Central Baptist Hospital San Antonio, TX 78258
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
  • Nearby Group Practices

    South Texas Orthopaedic Clinic is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near San Antonio, TX.

  • South Texas Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery Assoc

    Group Practice

    San Antonio, TX

  • Sports Occupational & Knee

    Group Practice

    San Antonio, TX

  • Surgical Consultants of San Antonio

    Group Practice

    San Antonio, TX

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.