Quick Facts

Awards

1 affiliated award

  • Accepted Insurance

  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Texas
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • First Health
  • Multiplan

Specialties

2 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.

  • 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.

Ratings & Comments

30 ratings with 7 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of South Texas Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery Assoc when asked is excellent. South Texas Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery Assoc has been reviewed by 30 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at South Texas Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery Assoc as provided by patient reviews is 14 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    South Texas Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery Assoc is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Nix Specialty Health Center San Antonio, TX 78230
  • Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hosp Nw San Antonio, TX 78240
  • Methodist Hospital San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Methodist Stone Oak Hospital San Antonio, TX 78258
  • Metropolitan Methodist Hospital San Antonio, TX 78212
  • Nix Health Care System San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Northeast Methodist Hospital Live Oak, TX 78233
  • Texas Heart Hospital San Antonio, TX 78201
  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital San Antonio, TX 78207
  • Northeast Baptist Hospital San Antonio, TX 78217
  • St Luke's Baptist Hospital San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following school

  • University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health
  • Nearby Group Practices

    South Texas Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery Assoc is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near San Antonio, TX.

  • Sports Occupational & Knee

    Group Practice

    San Antonio, TX

  • Surgical Consultants of San Antonio

    Group Practice

    San Antonio, TX

  • Alamo Heights Pediatrics

    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.