- 3501 S Soncy Rd, Amarillo, TX
- 3.9 average rating
- 2 specialties
- 2 affiliated hospitals
- 9 insurance providers
- 4 awards
- 3 schools
- 21 minutes avg wait time
- 3 are board certified
- 2 are rated 4 stars and above
- 4 are rated on Vitals.com
- 5 are male
- 2 specialties
- 9 health insurance companies
- 3.9 average overall rating
4 affiliated awards
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Texas
Doctors in Amarillo Bone & Joint Clinic
- Dr. James Parker MD Orthopedic Surgery Amarillo, TX
- Dr. Timothy Risko MD Orthopedic Surgery Amarillo, TX
- Dr. J Sims MD Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery Amarillo, TX
- Dr. Bradley Veazey MD Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery Amarillo, TX
- Dr. Keith Bjork MD Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Amarillo, TX
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.
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
Amarillo Bone & Joint Clinic is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Baptist St Anthony's Health System - Baptist Campus Amarillo, TX 79106
- Hereford Regional Medical Center Hereford, TX 79045
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
- Texas A&M Health Science Center College Of Medicine
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.