Marc Roux, MD

Marc Roux, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Team Physician, Waxahachie Independent School District

Practices in the Waxahachie location

I have been in practice as an orthopaedic surgeon since August 2005. I decided to return to my hometown of Waxahachie following training in order to give back to a community that I dearly enjoy and love. I am raising my family of 5 in this community and have enjoyed my leadership roles in Ellis County. I take pride in serving the student athletes of Waxahachie Independent School District as team physician. I have many long term goals professionally to achieve in Ellis County centered upon delivering excellent care to patients with orthopaedic ailments and preventing the need to travel to larger cities to achieve desired results. At our local facilities in Waxahachie, we are able to treat many orthopaedic injuries and chronic orthopaedic illnesses with statistics showing top performance in the Baylor Health Care System with the added personalization and ease of follow up.

My philosophy on taking care of patients with orthopaedic conditions stems from personal experience as well as from my professional education during training at a highly regarded facility in Scott and White Memorial Hospital. Each patient deserves my undivided personal attention and deserves to be seen by the physician on each scheduled visit. I believe in personalized, comprehensive care centered on up to date technology and evidence based practices. I have surrounded myself with employees that will care for you and continue with my philosophy of care. We only use proven orthopaedic implants and vendors for those implants in order to provide you with predicted outcomes based on my expertise in using those products. Our outcomes are unmatched with low complications rates. We have confidence in putting our results against those in larger cities, and we have the added benefit of more personalized care delivery.

We pride ourselves in customer service and treating each patient with utmost respect. We strive to return our patients to their previous level of activity whether it be weekend warrior, collegiate athlete, or at home gardener. We will continue to improve and strive to reach lofty goals in our performance. We look forward to seeing you in our beautiful facility soon.

Education

UNDERGRADUATE: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

MEDICAL: Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, College Station, TX

INTERNSHIP: Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY: Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX
Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, TX
Veterans Hospital, Temple, TX

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Donald Stewart, MD

Donald Stewart, MD

Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon

Blend of sports medicine as well as trauma and hindfoot/midfoot reconstruction

Practices at the Arlington Location

Dr. Donald Stewart is a Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon. His interests consist of a blend of sports medicine as well as trauma and hindfoot/midfoot reconstruction. He completed his Fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstruction Research Fellowship in Houston in 2008 as well as another two month fellowship in Germany.

Since 2007, Dr. Stewart has volunteered as the assistant team physician for Rice Athletics and the Houston Rockets. He also treats achilles injuries and in cases that require surgery, he will perform minimally invasive incisions for faster healing time.

As a native of Fort Worth, he spends his free time hosting cookouts with his family and friends.

Education & Training

2010
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery and Foot and Ankle Surgery

2010
Advanced Taylor Spatial Frame Training – Pretoria, South Africa
One week course for evaluation and management of complex limb salvage problems using computer assisted multiplanar external fixators

2008
AO Fellowship – Dresden, Germany
Two month fellowship with Dr. Zwipp/ Rammelt – Focus on lower extremity trauma and posttraumatic reconstruction

2007-2008
Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstr., Houston, TX
Research Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery – Director: Thomas O. Clanton MD – Contact: 713-799-2429

2002-2007
Scott and White Hospital, Temple, TX
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program – Chairman: Robert A. Probe MD – Contact: 254-724-6734

1998-2002
UT Southwestern Medical School – Dallas, TX
Degree: Medical Doctorate – Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha

1994-1998
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science Honors: Summa Cum Laude

  • 2011-present Arlington Orthopedic Associates P.A. – Arlington, TX Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery and Foot and Ankle and Lower Extremity Reconstruction – Practice Includes Subspecialty Orthopedic foot and ankle and lower extremity reconstruction. Also practice general orthopedic trauma
  • 2008- 2011 – UNT Health Science Center – Fort Worth, TX – Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery Specialty Foot and Ankle and Lower Extremity Reconstruction – Chairman: David M Lichtman MD
  • 2016 – Cromeens, Stewart, et al. An Attachment-Based Description of the Medial Collateral and Spring Ligament Complexes. Foot and Ankle International. Vol36(6) 710-721.
  • 2013 – Brinker. Review of Orthopedic Trauma. Primary author for chapter on Injuries of the Ankle and chapter on Injuries of the foot.
  • 2012 – Chaput, Dangott, Rahm, Hitt, Stewart, Sampson. A proteomic Variation Between Osteopenic and Age-matched Control Bone Tissue. Experimental Biology and Medicine00: 1-8, 2012.
  • 2011 – Cromeens, B; Patterson R; Sheedlo H; Motley T; Stewart D.: Association of hindfoot ligament tears and osteochondral lesions. Foot Ankle Int. 32:1164-1174, 2011.
  • 2016
    Arlington, TX – Biomechanical Study on Fixation of Syndesmotic Injuries with Ultrasound Evaluation
    • Sequential fixation with tightropes and internal brace
    • Goal is to restore rotation to normal physiology
  • 2005
     Houston, TX – Shriner’s Hospital – Effect Of Lateral Column Lengthening and Medial Column Stabilization on Foot Pressures in Cerebral Palsy
    • Analyzing foot pressures after surgery for pes planovalgus deformity and comparing to pre-operative foot pressures
    • Podium presentation at AAOS
  • 6/97-8/98
    Dallas, TX – Molecular and Cell Biology Department – Undergraduate Research Fellow
    • Isolation of a promoter sequence in Drosophila melanogaster for signaling apoptosis
  • 2016-present
    Arthrex Speaker and Laboratory Instructor
    • Focus on sports injuries and foot and ankle reconstruction
  • 2014-present
    Work Twice Weekly with Orthopedic Residents John Petersmith Hospital
    • Residents assist in clinic and operating room
    • Provide Grand Rounds and Lecture three times a year
  • 2010-present
    Course Instructor Smith Nephew TSF
    • Lecture Presentation and laboratory assistance for multiplanar external fixators/ Taylor Spatial Frames
  • 2008-2010
    AO Instructor for Synthes
    • Focus is on trauma reconstruction foot and ankle
  • 2007
    AAOS Podium Presentation
    • Effect Of Lateral Column Lengthening and Medial Column Stabilization on Foot Pressures in Cerebral Palsy
  • 2011-present
    Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital
    • Director of Foot and Ankle
  • 2015-2018
    TCU Athletics
    • Assistant Team Physician/ Orthopedic Foot and Ankle
  • 2007-2008 – Houston, TX
    Assistant Team Physician for the Houston Rockets
    • Assist with care of professional athletes in the training room and during games
  • 2007-2008
    Foundation Orthopedic Athletic and Reconstruction Research Assistant Team Physician for Rice Athletics
    • Game coverage and athletic care for football, volleyball, basketball, soccer
  • 1999, 2001 – Dallas, TX
    UT Southwestern Department of Anatomy Teaching Assistant
  • 1999-2001 – Gainesville, TX
    Camp Sweeney Diabetic Education Camp Medical Staff
    • Care and education of diabetic children included monitoring and adjusting daily insulin regimens and general and emergency pediatric care
  • 1997-1998 – College Station, TX
    Texas A&M Department of Physiology
    • Teaching Assistant
  • 1996 – Arlington, TX
    Dr. Steven Walters DDS/OMFS
    • Surgical Assistant
  • 2015, 2016 Irving Marathon Orthopedic Physician
  • 2012-present Faith In Practice
    Orthopedic Medical Staff for Mission trips to Antigua Guatemala
    • Annual one week mission trips focused on complex foot and ankle problems
  • 2007-2008 – Houston, TX
    UT Houston
    Assistant Team Physician for Rice Athletics and Houston Rockets
  • 2006 -Temple, TX 
    Scott and White Hospital Physician
    • Sports medicine talks for personal trainers
  • 2002-2003 – Temple, TX
    Scott and White Hospital
    • Team Physician local high schools
  • 2001-2005 – Temple, TX
    Scott and White Hospital Physician
    • Participate in high school physicals 2-3 times per year
  • 1999 – Dallas, TX
    UT Southwestern Medical School
    Member of Welcome Committee
    • Attended all interviews and set up interview lunches
  • 1994-1997 – College Station, TX
    Texas A&M Bonfire Building Crew Member
    • Participated 50-60 hours each fall in cutting trees and building bonfire for the rally before the Texas A&M and University of Texas football game

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America 1993

  • Work with residents and medical students as a mentor so they may gain experience in both orthopedic and patient care
  • Participate in medical Mission trips outside of the US to provide basic orthopedic care; my goal is to volunteer for one trip a year.
  • Advance the field in Foot and Ankle sports medicine through research
  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Blend of sports medicine oriented as well as trauma and hindfoot/ midfoot reconstructive
    • Interest in Ilizarov and AO applications to trauma
  • Sports Medicine
    • Assist with high school and collegiate athletics for foot and ankle injuries
  • Trauma
    • Complex lower extremity trauma as, especially the ankle and foot
    • Deformity correction
    • Limb salvage
  • Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas 
  • Married May 24, 2003 to Samantha Stewart (pharmacist)
  • Adopted Matthew Stewart 2013
  • Adopted Mia Stewart 2016
  • Travel
  • Running- completed Austin Marathon 2008; completed Spartan races 2011, 2012, and Trifecta 2015
  • Camping and Backpacking
  • Crossfit
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Cars
  • Movies
  • Nutritional Science and metabolic disorders
  • Movement disorders and how they relate to injury and rehab

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Josh McSpadden, DO

Josh McSpadden, DO

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Treats Ankle, Elbow, Hand, Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Wrist

Practices in the Midlothian and Waxahachie locations

Born in Dallas and raised in Sunnyvale, Texas, I was built with small town values and big city experience. I received a biomedical science degree at Texas A&M University and earned my DO degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. I completed a 5 year residency at a level 1 trauma center in Toledo, Ohio where I received a well rounded training in all areas of orthopedic surgery. I used my elective months to pursue training under some of the country’s best in their fields, including joint reconstruction with Dr. Kirby Hitt and orthopaedic trauma with Dr. Alan Jones.

I have a broad scope of practice including joint reconstruction, fracture care, arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries, hand and foot surgery, and I have been trained in minimally invasive anterior hip replacement as well as robotic assisted knee and hip reconstruction.

When you walk into my office, I see a unique individual and a soul, not just a knee or a shoulder! I believe in treating the patient as a whole and teaming with you and your family to collectively come up with the best treatment plan. I am very excited to serve a small but growing community and look forward to offering “big city” care with small town pride.

In my free time I stay physically active through running and weight lifting, enjoy quality time with my loving wife and three children, and dabble in ice cream making.

Education

UNDERGRADUATE: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

MEDICAL: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY: Ohio University
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Resident Member
  • American Osteopathic Association Resident Member
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics Candidate Member
  • Arthroscopic Academy of North America Resident Member

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John Westkaemper, MD

John Westkaemper, MD

Specializes in hand, wrist and upper extremities

Over 25 years of experience

Practices in the Arlington, Dallas and Midlothian locations

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Dr. John G. Westkaemper specializes in hand, wrist and upper extremities. Prior to his medical training, he attended college in New Hampshire at Darthmouth College.

Dr. Westkaemper went back home for Medical School and studied at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine until 1990. After graduating medical school, he came to Texas to complete both his Internship and Residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. In 1996, Dr. Westkaemper completed his Fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine.

Becoming a physician had always been a childhood ambition for Dr. Westkaemper as well as one of his biggest challenges.

Despite his passion for orthopedic surgery, he also enjoys many activities outside of his medical profession. Dr. Westkaemper actively participates in cycling and playing ice hockey in his spare time. He makes the most out of his time away from clinic by relaxing at home, spending time with his family and doing “nothing medical related.”

Education & Training

1995-1996
University of Pittsburg School of Medicine
Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery

1991-1995
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

1990-1991
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Internship in General Surgery
1990
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
D.

1986
Dartmouth College
A.B., Chemistry

  • Texas J0358 December 1991 (active)
  • Maryland D0053133 (inactive)
  • Pennsylvania MD-056066-L (inactive)
  • DEA: BW2812584 (active)
  • Texas DPS: F0118362 (active)
  • UPIN# E99979
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Additional certification in Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ Hand) subspecialty
  • Resident Teaching Award from Texas Tech University School of Medicine Class of 1992
  • Summa Cum Laude (Top 5% of graduating class) Phi Beta Kappa Honors in Chemistry
  • Wrist Arthroscopy for the Treatment of Wrist Ligament and Triangular Fibrocartilage Injuries. 15th Annual meeting: Arthroscopy Association of North America. Washington, D.C. April 1996
  • Treatment of Fractures in the Burned Patient. AOA 26th Annual Resident’s Conference. Seattle WA. March 19, 1993

Use of Computed Tomography in the Evaluation and Follow-up

Radial Tunnel Syndrome: Are Outcomes Predictable? AAOS 63rd Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. 1996

  • Westkaemper JG, Varitimidis SE, and Sotereanos DG: Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy in a Patient with Rheumatoid Synovitis of the Elbow and Review of the Literature. J Hand Surg. (Am) 24(4): 727-31, 1999
  • Sotereanos DG, Varitimidis SE, Giannakopoulos PN, and Westkaemper JG: Results of Surgical Treatment for Radial Tunnel Syndrome. J Hand Surg. (Am) 24 (3): 566-570, 1999
  • Tomaino MM, Sotereanos DG, Westkaemper JG, and Plakseychuk A. Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy Following Placement of the Compass Elbow Hinge for Instability: a case report. J Hand Surg. (Am) 24 (3): 566-570, 1999
  • Westkaemper JG, Mitsionis G, Giannakopoulos PN, and Sotereanos DG: Wrist Arthroscopy for the Treatment of Ligament and Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries. Arthroscopy 14(5): 479-483, 1998
  • Goitz RJ, Westkaemper JG, Tomaino MM, and Sotereanos DG: Soft-Tissue Defects of the Digits. Hand Clinics 12(2): 189-205, 1997
  • Constantine KJ, Westkaemper JG, and Sotereanos DG: Intrafocal (Kapandji) Pinning. Atlas of the Hand Clinics 2(1): 45-50, 1997
  • Lavet BJ, Westkaemper JG, Spencer TA: Syntheses of 9b(Hydroxymethyl)-4, 4, 10b-trimethyl-trans-decal-3b-oi. J. Org Chem. 1994, 59, 5492-95
  • Westkaemper JG, Dabezies E: Treatment of Fractures in the Burned Patient. Orthopaedic Transaction. 17(2); 459-60, 1993

Westkaemper JG and Herdon JH: Common Sports Injuries of the Hand and Wrist. Controversies in Sports Medicine. Chapter 37. Hong Kong: Williams and Wilkins Asia – pacific Ltd. 1998: pp 413-424

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James J. Pollifrone, DO

James J. Pollifrone, DO

General Orthopedist and Sports Medicine Physician who specializes in total joint surgery

Over 30 years of experience

Practices in the Arlington location

Originally from Boardman, Ohio; Dr. James Pollifrone is a General Orthopedist and Sports Medicine Physician who specializes in total joint surgery using patient specific instrumentation and computer assisted technology, as well as fracture care for adults and children.

Dr. Pollifrone received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Hiram College in Ohio and his Medical Degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Residency at the Dallas Fort Worth Medical Center.  Dr. Pollifrone has been recognized internationally for his outstanding surgical outcomes and has previously served as the President of the Board at AOA Orthopedic Specialists and is a past president of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.  He is currently affiliated with Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington as well as at Medical Center Arlington and has been practicing Orthopedic Medicine for over 30 years.

Aside from his profession, Dr. Pollifrone enjoys the simplicity of spending time with his family and grandchildren as well as watching professional hockey.

Education & Training

1976
Boardman High School, Boardman, Ohio
High School

1980
Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio
BA, Mathematics and General Science

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens
Medical School

  • AOA Approved Internship, Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio, 7/84-6/85
  • AOAO Approved Orthopedic Residency Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center, Grand Prairie, Texas 7/85-6/89
  • Baylor Scott and White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
  • Medical Center of Arlington
  • Trinity Park Surgery Center
  • Musculoskeletal Involvement of Sickle Cell Disease” M.O.O.S. St Louis, Missouri 7/86
  • “Treatment of Scaphoid Fractures and Other Difficult Fractures Using the Herbert Screw” M.O.O.S. Tulsa, Oklahoma 1/88
  • “History of Intramedullary Rods” 33rd annual Postgraduate Seminar AOAO, Scottsdale, Arizona 5/93
  • Case Study: True/Flex Intramedullary Rod System for the Upper Extremity. Applied Ostco Systems, Walnut Creek, Ca
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center: Ex Official Medical Staff Officer to Board of Trustees 1993, Member Board of Trustees 1993-2000, Co-Chairman Department Of Orthopedics 1992, 1997, 1998, Chairman Department of Orthopedics 1993, 1994, Chairman Utilization Review 1989-1993, Chief of Staff 1994-1995, Residency Director Orthopedic Program 1998-9/00, Chairman of the Board – DFW Physicians Association 1996-2000
  • Midwest Osteopathic Orthopedic Society: Secretary/Treasurer M.O.O.S. 1993-1994, Vice President M.O.O.S. 1995-1996, President M.O.O.S. 1997
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Member Evaluating Committee, 1995 – Present; Chairman AOAO Evaluating Committee 2010 – Present
  • Member AOAO Board of Directors 2007-2014
  • Former President of American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics 2012-2013
  • Former President, Arlington Orthopedic Associates 2011-2015
  • Member of American Osteopathic Association Postgraduate and Training Review Committee

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Eric Wieser, MD

Eric Wieser, MD

Fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon

20 years of experience

Practices in the Arlington and Mansfield locations

A lifelong Texan, Dr. Eric Wieser is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, who has been practicing in North Texas for nearly 20 years.  After graduating with honors from Trinity University in 1994, Dr. Wieser completed Medical School with honors from the Baylor College of Medicine.  In 2003, he finished his Residency at Vanderbilt University.  Following his Fellowship in Spine Medicine at the prestigious UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Wieser returned to North Texas and joined the staff of Arlington Orthopedic Associates where he became one of the co-founders of the Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital in Arlington.

In addition to his many professional accolades, Dr. Wieser is the founder and medical director of the Texas Comprehensive Spine Center, where he specializes in minimally-invasive spinal surgery as well as complex cervical and lumbar spinal reconstruction.  Dr. Wieser has been consistently recognized by his peers as a “Top Doc” in Fort Worth Magazine, Big D Magazine, Living Magazine, Texas Monthly, and has been featured in several periodicals in Texas.

Aside from his medical accomplishments, Dr. Wieser is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, running, going to the lake, and cheering on his favorite sports team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Education & Training

1990
China Spring High School (China Spring, TX)
High School Valedictorian

1990-1994
Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)
Bachelor of Science, Biology, with honors 

1994-1998
Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
Doctor of Medicine with honors

1998- 1999
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN)
Internship

1999-2003
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN)
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery

2003-2004
UCLA School of Medicine (Los Angeles, CA)
Fellowship: Spinal Surgery

  • AOA Orthopedic Specialists (Arlington, TX) August 1, 2004- Present

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) 2006 – Present

  • Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
  •  USMD Hospital Arlington – Active Privileges
  • Methodist Mansfield Medical Center – Active Privileges
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • North American Spine Society
  • Texas Orthopedic Association
  • 1994 Wieser ES, Luong A., Ryan KL, Frei MR. “Chronic Nitric Oxide (NO) Inhibition: Effects on Hypotension induced by 35-GHzRadiofrequency Radiation (RFR) Exposure.” In Foundation of Applied Science and Experimental Biology Program, 1994
  • 2001 Wieser ES and Gregory Mencio.“Pediatric Cervical Spine Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.”In Seminars in Spine Surgery, Vol 13, No 2, June 2001.
  • 2004, Wieser ES and Wang JC, Spinal Infections. In Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 8, in
  • 2004, Wieser ES and Wang JC. Surgery for neck pain: A review. In Neurosurgery, in print.
  • 2004, Wieser ES and Wang JC. VertespanTM Vertebral Body Replacement In Surgical Techniques In Spinal Instrumentation, in print.
  • 2004, Wieser ES and Khoo L. CD Horizon Sextant Percutaneous Pedicle Screw System. In Surgical Techniques in Spinal Instrumentation, in print.
  • 1994, Wieser ES, et “Chronic Nitric Oxider (NO) Inhibition: Effects on Hypotension induced by 35-GHz Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) Exposure.” Presented at the Foundation of Applied Science and Experimental Biology Program. Anaheim, CA., April 1994.
  • 2001, Wieser ES, HSU W, and Spengler “Elective Bilateral Disectomy for Central Herniated Discs-An Outcomes Study”. Presented at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. June 2001.
  • 2002, Vachtsevanos J, Wieser ES, Noble P, and Eppright R. “Articular Contact Area and Intraarticular Pressure Variation with varying the CE angle of the Hip” Presented at the 69th annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Dallas, TX 2002 and to the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.
  • 2002, Wieser ES, Kusuma S, Mencio GA. “Myelomeningocele Kyphectomy: Review of the Effects of Cordotomy on Urodynamics.” Presented At the Scoliosis Research Society Meeting in Seattle, Washington in September 2002.
  • 2003, Wieser “Surgery for Neck Pain.” Presented At Challenges in Spine Surgery Symposium, New York, New York in December 2003.
  • 2004, Wieser “Cervical Lateral Mass and Pedicle Fixation.” Presented at the 9th Advanced Techniques In Cervical Spine Decompression and Stabilization In St. Louis, Missouri in January 2004.
  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Snow skiing
  • Working out
  • Wake surfing
  • Hunting

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R. Mills Roberts, MD

R. Mills Roberts, MD

Specializes in orthopedic surgery

Over 20 years of Experience

Practices in the Irving location

Originally from Amarillo, TX, Dr. Richard Mills Roberts now specializes in orthopedic surgery at AOA Orthopedic Specialists in Irving, TX. Dr. Roberts completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1990. In 1995, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Dr. Roberts immediately went on to complete his Fellowship at San Diego Arthroscopic & Sports Medicine in 1996.

Dr. Roberts has volunteered much of his time to organizations as well as being the Team Physician for colleges, events, and high schools. Dr. Roberts currently serves as the team physician for the University of Dallas, the Dallas Diamonds WNFL, and Irving High School. He has been recognized on multiple occassions by Texas Monthly Super Doc and he has experience as the visiting professor at the Association of Mexican Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Tijuana, Mexico.

Outside of work, Dr. Roberts enjoys water and snow skiing, cheering on his alma mater, the “Fightin’ Texas Aggies,” and spending time with his four children.

Education & Training

1995-1996
San Diego Arthroscopic & Sports Medicine Fellowship
James P. Tasto, MD, Chairman
6719 Alvarado Rd, Suite 200,
San Diego, California 92120
Sports Medicine Fellowship

1991-1995
University of Missouri Kansas City
James J. Hamilton, MD, Chairman
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

1990-1991
Methodist Medical Center
PO Box 655999
Dallas, Texas 75265-5999
General Surgery Internship

1986-1990
University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, Texas
Doctor of Medicine

1981-1986
Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science

  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2005
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2006
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2007
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2012
  • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2013
  • Rex L. Diveley Outstanding Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
  • Medical School
    • Rugby (Galveston City Team Champion)
    • Biomechanics Research (Jason H. Calhoun, MD)
  • Undergraduate
    • Texas A & M Corps of Cadets Battalion Commander
    • Ross Volunteer (State Governor’s Honor Guard)
    • Silver Taps Firing Squad
    • Distinguished Student, Deans Honor Roll
    • National Sojourner Award
    • Texas A & M Student Government Vice-President
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society

State of Texas

  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt, M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine, Ortho. Trans. 17(1):108-109, 1993.
  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt, M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 13(4):545, 1993.
  • Adams, K., Roberts, R.M., Mader, J.T., Killing of Clostridium perfingens by Oxygen with and without Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes, 6th Int’l Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host, Peebles, Scotland, 1990.
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto J.Pl, Hazel R.M. Acromioclavicular Joint Stability after Arthroscopic co-plaining. Arthroscopy. 14(4):419-20, 1998.
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto, J.P., Hazel, R.M., The Effects of Acromioclavicular Stability after Arthroscopic Co-plaining. Seventeenth annual meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America in Orlando, FL April 15, 1998.
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto, J.P., Shin, Sung-Il, The Effects of Acromioclavicular joint Stability after Arthroscopic Co-plaining. Thirteenth open meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, AAOS Conference San Francisco, CA, February 16, 1997.
  • Roberts, R.M., Tasto, J.P., Arthroscopic findings and treatment of the partially ruptured or attenuated subscapularis tendon. Residents & Fellows Arthroscopy Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, Mar. 28-31, 1996.
  • Roberts, R.M., Schmidt, T.L., Do, P.T., Shelf Acetabuloplasty for Treatment of Severe Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in the Older Child, Presented, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Thirteenth Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, April 19-23, 1995.
  • Roberts, R.M., Schmidt, T.L., Do, P.T., Shelf Acetabuloplasty for Treatment of Severe Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in the Older Child, Presented, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Thirteenth Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, April 19-23, 1995.
  • Roberts, R.M., Schmidt, T.L., DO, P.T., Shelf Acetabuloplasty for Treatment of Severe Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in the Older Child, Presented, American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Session, San Francisco, California, October 14, 1995.
  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine. Presented, Scoliosis Research Society, Twenty-seventh Annual Meeting held in Kansas City, Missouri, Sept. 23-26, 1992.
  • Roberts, R.M., Bernhardt M., Accuracy of Fluoroscopic-Guided Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbosacral Spine. Presented, The American Orthopaedic Association 28th Annual Residents’ Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. March 29-April 1, 1995.
  • Association of Mexican Orthopaedics and Traumatology – Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Reconstruction Laboratory. Visiting Professor. Tijuana, Mexico. October 1995.
  • San Diego Shoulder Arthroscopy Meeting, Thirteenth Annual. Clinical Laboratory Faculty. San Diego, California. June 26-29, 1996.
  • AAOS Summer Institute – Faculty Assistant. Boston, MA. September 1995.
  • Chairman Orthopaedic Department Baylor Irving Medical Center 2001-2005
  • Chairman Orthopaedic Dept. Irving-Coppell Hospital 2003-2006
  • Team Physician University of Dallas 1996-Present
  • Team Physician Dallas Diamonds WNFL 2003-Present
  • Team Physician Irving High School 1996-Present
  • Paul Harris Fellow Irving Sunrise Rotary 2005
  • Irving YMCA Board of Directors 2002-2004
  • San Diego Gulls, Assistant Team Physician WCHL Professional Hockey 1995-1996
  • San Diego State University – Assistant Team Physician 1995-1996
  • Grossmont College, San Diego – Team Physician 1995-1996
  • Budlight Pro Beach Volleyball League – Event Physician 1995-96
  • Byron Nelson Golf Tournament – Staff Physician 1999-2001

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Mark Kazewych, MD

Mark Kazewych, MD

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Over 20 years of Experience

Practices in the Arlington and Mansfield locations

Originally from Union Lake, Michigan; Dr. Mark Kazewych specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He graduated from Kettering University (GMI Engineering and Management Institute) in 1990 but later decided to pursue a career in medicine and attended Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine. Dr. Kazewych graduated Medical School in 1995 and Residency at Henry Ford Health Systems.

Dr. Kazewych specializes in orthopedic surgery including advanced arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee, and hip as well as joint preservation surgery. He has had over 20 years of experience and he has been recognized by Americas Top Orthopedic Surgeons as well as Good Morning Texas. In 2018 he became the Official Team Physician of the University of Texas at Arlington Athletics.

Dr Kazewych has used his engineering background to assist in design and manufacturing of orthopedic implants.  He is currently active as an FDA researcher for the national research study of Cartiheal, a cutting-edge new technology to restore damaged cartilage.  He has special interest in preserving joints through the use of MACI, osteotomies (limb realignment) cadaveric joint replacement.  When indicated, Dr Kazewych also performs traditional shoulder,  knee and hip replacements.

Dr. Kazewych admits that quitting engineering was one of his biggest challenges, but he doesn’t regret his decision. Outside of his busy work schedule he makes time to watch and coach his sons in hockey.

Education & Training

1995-2000
Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI.
Intern & Orthopedic Surgery Residency

1995
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH.
Doctor of Medicine

GMI Engineering & Management Institute Flint, MI (now Kettering Institute) Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science. Subspecialty: Polymer Science 1990 Graduate; Pi Tau Sigma – Engineering Honor Society

1985-1986
Albion College, Albion, MI

  • Attending Orthopaedics Surgeon Baylor Irving Medical Center 1901 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75061 2003-present
  • Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington
  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas TX (courtesy)
  • MacArthur Surgery Center, Irving, TX
  • Baylor Coppell Surgical Hospital
  • Baylor Medical Center, Irving, TX

State of Texas L5404 Medical License

ABOS General Orthopedics 2012-2022; 2002 -2012

  • Orthopaedics Attending Surgeon Mercy Hospital. Cadillac, MI 49601 9/1/00-12/31/02
  • Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI: Associate Team Physician (volunteer) Men’s Hockey 01,02
  • Residency: Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI: Orthopaedics 1995-2000
  • General Motors Corporation Inland Fisher Guide Division. Warren, MI Project Engineer 1990-91
  • Magna International – formerly Douglas & Lomason Company Farmington Hills, MI: Urethane Engineering, Quality Assurance, Plant Engineering, General Production. 1986-90
  • Fellow – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2012-2022; 2002-2012)
  • American Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • FDA Clinical Research 2018 – Present
  • ICJR – Internatiknal Cartilage & Joint Restoration member
  • Team Physician- UTA Div 1 sports.
  • Team Physician NAHL – Lonestar Brahmas

Available upon request

  • None: monetary, goods or services
  • MACI Procedure
  • HTO – High Tibial Osteotomy
  • DFO – Distal femoral Osteotomy
  • Trochleaplasty
  • TTO – Tibial tubercle Osteotomy
  • SCR – Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Stem Cell Injections

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Frank Rodriguez, MD

Frank Rodriguez, MD

Specializes in Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement

Over 30 years of Experience

Practices in the Arlington and Mansfield locations

Originally from Pueblo, Colorado; Dr. Frank J. Rodriguez Jr. specializes in Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement at AOA Orthopedic Specialists.

Upon his graduation from New Mexico State University in 1984, Dr. Rodriguez attended Medical School at the University of Texas Heath Science Center at San Antonio until 1988, and then went back for his Fellowship until 1994.

Aside from his established medical history, Dr. Rodriguez was also drafted to the San Antonio Spurs during the 1984 NBA Draft.

To this day, Dr. Rodriguez maintains his healthy lifestyle by going on daily runs, swimming, or biking through his neighborhood. When asked what his perfect day would be, Dr. Rodriguez expressed his idea of the perfect day would be “watching the sunrise on a beach with nowhere to go and having all day to get there.”

Education & Training

1979-1984
New Mexico State University (Las Cruses, New Mexico)
B.A. in Psychology & B.S. in Biology

1984-1988
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)

1988-1989
Internship: Bexar County Hospital District (San Antonio, Texas)

1989-1993
Residency: Bexar County Hospital District and University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)

1993-1994
Fellowship: University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)

  • Huguley Medical Associates (8/1/94-2/28/97)
  • Cleburne Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center (3/1/97-8/31/99)
  • AOA Orthopedic Specialists (9/1/99- present)
  • Baylor Scott and White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
  • USMD Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
  • Medical Societies – Tarrant County Medical Society, Johnson County Medical Society (1994-2005), Bexar County Medical Society (1984-1994), Alamo Orthopaedic Society
  • Current Associations – Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association, Texas Orthopaedic Association, South Medical Association, Texas Medical Foundation, American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Troy Foster, DO

Troy Foster, DO

Practices Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Performs EMG/Nerve conduction studies

Practices in the Arlington, Mansfield and Waxahachie locations

As a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physiatrist, Dr. Troy Foster has been with AOA Orthopedic Specialists since July of 2015. He obtained his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the University of N. Texas HSC-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011.

A lifelong Texan, Dr. Foster originated from Ovilla, TX and he actively volunteers in Medical Services at Mission Arlington, Mansfield Cares, and The Arthritis Foundation Preparticipation Physicals, Habitat for Humanity, and several other organizations.

In addition to his medical history, Dr. Foster also enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking, skiing, fishing, hunting, and spending his free time with his 7-year-old triplets.  Dr. Foster describes himself as a “do-it-yourself man” with a passion for traveling as well as maintaining an active lifestyle outside of work.

When asked about his biggest challenge, Dr. Foster replied,“During my second year of high-demanding medical-training, my wife was on complete bed rest with our triplets for 13 weeks.  We lived in a 2-bedroom apartment with 2 Labradors.”  

SPECIALTY

Practicing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Foster focuses on identifying and diagnosing causes of pain, planning out treatment, and managing levels of pain while actively working towards eliminating their source non-surgically. 

IDENTIFYING SOURCES OF PAIN

An initial visit will start with a physical and verbal examination to get a history of what symptoms are experienced, how long, medication history’s, and previous treatments. 

Dr. Foster is one of two doctors in the group that perform EMG/Nerve conduction studies.  These studies are used to diagnose nerve disorders involving impingement and damage.  In this study it will be determined if and where a nerve impingement exists, the extent of the impingement, and the extent of the damage that has occurred and where.

TREATMENTS

Treatments provided includes specialized exercise, steroid therapies such as oral, local injection, and x-ray guided injections into the spine under anesthesia, nerve blocks, nerve ablations, and, for chronic pain that fails to respond to anything else, he can preform a trials of implantable devices that override nerve signaling of pain.

Education & Training

2007-2011
University of N. Texas HSC-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX
Obtained Doctor of Osteopathy degree while completing expanded curriculum in Rural Osteopathic Medical Education

1988-1995
Harding University B.A. & M.S., Searcy, AR
Participated in Collegiate and Intramural sports programs. Held offices in men’s fraternity, student association, and campus ministry programs.

  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
    Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (July 2012-present)
    Chief Resident 2014-2015
    Completion date: June 2015
    Duties Include: assessment, evaluation, and management of the acute rehabilitation patient. Assessment, evaluation, and management of neuromusculoskeletal patients in the outpatient setting utilizing electrodiagnostic studies.
    6 Case Presentations for Radiology and PM&R residents.Provided resident and nursing lectures regarding EMG/NCS, musculoskeletal, TBI, and physiatry.
  • Columbus Regional Medical Center, Columbus, GA
    Transitional Internship (July 2011-July 2012)
    A rotating internship through Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Trauma and Emergency Medicine
    Received Intern of the Year Award
    Received “True Grit” Award
  • 2013 to Current
    Federal Bureau of Prisons via University of North Texas HSC
    Providing acute and chronic general medical care for federal inmates.
  • 2013 to 2014
    Legacy Physiatry Group
    Educated and supervised mid-level providers as they provided care to skilled nursing patients
    receiving rehabilitative care.
  • 2004 to 2009
    Baylor All Saints Hospital
    Physical Therapy Technician: assisted therapists in Acute, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Outpatient
    settings to implement treatment plans.
  • 2001 to 2002
    Capstone Treatment Center
    Clinical Director/ Therapist for Wilderness/Experiential Based Long-term drug treatment center for
    adolescent males.
  • 1995 to 2000
    Baptist Medical Center
    Case Manager/Therapist: As LADAC, ACADAC, LAMFT provided case management in dual diagnosis
    drug and mental health facility including family, group and individual counseling/education.
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society

Licensed to practice medicine in State of Texas with current DPS/DEA. On track to be Board eligible in PM&R in July 2015.

  • “Back Hip Pain in Charcot Marie Tooth, A Case for Gait Training.”
  • “Readmission to Acute Care From Inpatient Rehab: Factors influencing premature discharge.” (current)
  • “Paroxysmal Autonomic Instability with Dystonia Syndrome: Senior Case Project.” (current)
  • Christian Service Award-Harding University
  • All-Conference Honors in Football and Team Captain- Harding University
  • “Cowtown Brush Up” Campaign
  • Habitat for Humanity, Fort Worth, TX
  • “Be Wise, Immunize” Campaign, Fort Worth, TX
  • Volunteer at Mission Arlington in medical services, Arlington, TX
  • Eastland Community Health Fair Project (MS IV Senior Project)
  • Red Oak High School Preparticipation Physicals
  • Quality Improvement Projects: “Patient Continuity in Evening Sign Out”, “Resident Education Improvement Project”, “Managing Chaos in Rapid Response and Code Responses”

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