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Sports Medicine | Azalea Specialties

About Sports Medicine

azalea picThe Sports Medicine orthopedists of Azalea Orthopedics provide comprehensive care for athletes of all abilities – from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete. Our specially trained physicians promote lifelong fitness and wellness, and encourage prevention of illness and injury. This helps the patient maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work or school. Their goal is to help you return to play as quickly as possible with the most appropriate treatment and rehabilitation for your particular injury.

Physical Therapy

Azalea Orthopedics provides therapy onsite because our physicians feel your therapy experience is absolutely critical to your recovery. By having ongoing immediate and direct access to your physician, our therapists are able to seek direct counsel as well as report your progress.

Our Sports Medicine Orthopedists

Meet our industry leading Sports Medicine Orthopedists

Robert W. Dennis, M.D. specializes in arthroscopic surgery to the knee and shoulder and has advanced training in sports medicine.

Kim Foreman, M.D. specializes in orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

James Robert Harris, M.D. specializes in orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

L. Matthew Jones, M.D. specializes in orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

William E. Schreiber, M.D. specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee & shoulder, total knee replacements and sports medicine. Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Patrick Wupperman, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon with extensive training in complex shoulder and knee problems with a special interest in Autologous Cartilage Implantation. Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Azalea Annual All-Star Game

Join Azalea in celebrating local excellence in youth sports at the Annual Azalea Orthopedics All-Star High School Classic. The Classic gives high school seniors in the East Texas area the opportunity to showcase their talent for colleges and hometown fans.

All proceeds benefit the Bethesda Health Clinic in Tyler, Texas.

All players are nominated by their high school coaches and are selected by an All-Star selection panel.

What Is The Difference Between A Sports Medicine Physician And An Orthopedic Surgeon?

Both are well trained in musculoskeletal medicine. Sports Medicine Physicians specialize in the non-operative medical treatment of musculoskeletal sports conditions. Orthopedic surgeons are also trained in the operative treatment of these conditions.

Approximately 90% of all sports injuries are non-surgical, and Sports Medicine Physicians can expedite referral to an orthopedic/sports surgeon when indicated, and can help guide referrals to appropriate rehabilitative care and ancillary services as needed.

Common examples of musculoskeletal problems include acute injuries (such as ankle sprains, muscle strains,knee & shoulder injuries and fractures) and overuse injuries (such as tendonitis, stress fractures).