Largest Independent Orthopedic Group in Texas Launches Early 2021

Calendar November 17, 2020
Largest Independent Orthopedic Group in Texas Launches Early 2021

Six leading practices across Texas join forces to create OrthoLoneStar, a top 10 national practice


  • Combined number of orthopedic surgeons places group #3 in nation
  • By invitation group selected for quality and patient access
  • Size allows unmatched investment in data, process, and patient outcomes


[Austin/Dallas/Houston/Tyler, Texas] – Six of the most well-known, respected, and long- established orthopedic group practices in Texas have announced their launch as OrthoLoneStar, a single combined group practice in 2021.  W.B. Carrell Clinic and Texas Orthopaedic Associates from Dallas, Fondren Orthopedic Group and Advanced Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine from Houston, Texas Orthopedics, Sports and Rehabilitation Associates from Austin, and Azalea Orthopedics from Tyler/East Texas are the founding divisions of OrthoLoneStar. Building on a legacy of independent private practice, the surgeons and physicians of the founding divisions believe that continuing a tradition of physician led healthcare depends on strength among and within provider groups.

“Azalea Orthopedics strives to be at the forefront of the medical industry.  We are excited to join the most respected, like-minded groups in Texas”, says Azalea Orthopedics’ President and Spine Surgeon Michael Russell, M.D. “This partnership will provide more resources, enhanced communication, greater access to information and patient-centered opportunities for our patients.” Dr. Russell continues, “this partnership is 100% physician-led, and will always lead a patient-first approach.”

At launch, OrthoLoneStar will have over 150 physicians, over 40 care centers, and over 1,000 employees. The oldest founding division, W.B. Carrell Clinic from Dallas, will celebrate their 100-year anniversary in 2021; all 6 divisions have deep roots in their communities. Future strategic plans include adding additional providers and locations across Texas.

About OrthoLoneStar

OrthoLoneStar is an integrated private practice group comprised of award-winning physicians with lengthy records of outstanding leadership and orthopedic expertise. The group provides orthopedic care to high-school, college, and professional sports programs across Texas. OrthoLoneStar has board certified fellowship trained specialists in every orthopedic program, including spine, sports medicine, trauma, pain, pediatric, and care for the entire musculoskeletal system. The practice has over 40 locations covering Dallas/North Texas, Austin/Central Texas, Houston/Southeast Texas, and Tyler/East Texas. For more information, please visit

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