Azalea Orthopedics at

Athens - Seeing patients at two Athens locations

Dr. Bartley, Dr. Burlison, Dr. Harris, Dr. Hester, Dr. Kummerfeld, Dr. Merrick, Dr. Priddy, Dr. Raabe, Jordan Cooke, PA-C, Lindsey Markel, FNP-C


  • Mon8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Tue8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Wed8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thu8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Fri8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed




Azalea Orthopedics at

UT Health East Texas Physicians Rehabilitation Center Athens


  • Mon8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Tue8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Wed8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thu8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Fri8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed

Azalea Orthopedics - Athens, TX

To better service residents in and around Athens, Azalea Orthopedics has two convenient office locations!  Justin Bartley, M.D., Scott Burlison, M.D., Andrew Hester, M.D., Michael Merrick, M.D., Todd Raabe, M.D. and Jerry Schwarzbach, M.D. provide patients of all ages with accurate diagnosis and cutting-edge orthopedic treatments for all injuries to the hip, knee, foot and ankle, elbow, shoulder, neck and spine. We also have physicians who specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as, Interventional Pain Management. For more information on Azalea Orthopedics or to make an appointment, click hrere. View our Patient Forms here.


Some Of The Injuries

Treated by our Orthopedic Providers in Athens, TX

Our team of orthopedic and pain management specialists including sub-specialized spine doctors, hip surgeons, knee surgeons, and shoulder & elbow surgeons, provide comprehensive care for a wide range of orthopedic injuries!

Specific conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • ACL injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage and ligament tears
  • Hand injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Degenerative conditions of the hip and knee
  • Meniscus tears
  • Pre-arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Sprains, strains and fractures
  • Spine and Neck injuries and/or pain
  • Tendonitis or chronic tendon pain
  • Tennis elbow

Our Orthopedic

Treatment Plan In Athens

At Azalea Orthopedics in Athens, our orthopedists strive to treat all of your injuries with non-surgical procedures first and foremost! Opting for regimented rehabilitation with physical therapy, immobilization of the injury, and/or the use of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications, our physicians will do everything they can to treat your pain with more simplified measures than surgery. Working closely with physical therapists and athletic trainers, our team of orthopedic surgeons use real-time evidence to tailor a unique treatment plan to each and every one of our patients. Click here to view our specialties.

What To Bring To

Your Athens Orthopedic Consultation

Please plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before your appointment to complete clinic and insurance forms.

  • Your photo ID, or military ID
  • Your completed health assessment forms
  • A referral form or number if required by your insurance carrier
  • A letter of authorization from your insurance carrier if your treatment is covered by Workers Compensation
  • Previous medical records, or arrange to have them transferred prior to your scheduled appointment time
  • X-rays, MRIs, EMGs, and operative reports, if applicable
  • Name, address, and phone number of your referring physician
  • Your insurance card or the name of your carrier; the plan, policy or group number; and the phone number of the insurance company. If covered by a spouse’s policy, know your spouse’s date of birth and their Social Security number

Get In Touch With

Azalea Orthopedics In Athens, TX Today!

At Azalea Orthopedics in Athens, our specialists strive to provide all of our patients with the most advanced orthopedic and pain management care in all of Texas! Feel free to contact us today to learn more about our non-surgical and surgical procedures, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bartley, Dr. Burlison, Dr. Merrick or Dr. Schwarzbach. On behalf of our staff at Azalea Orthopedics in Athens, we can’t wait to hear from you, and look forward to helping you reinvigorate your body for an improved quality of life!


At This Location

Lindsey Markel, FNP-C Nurse Practitioner
Justin Bartley, M.D., FAAOS, FAANA Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Jordan Cooke, PA-C Physician Assistant
Andrew Hester, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery- Joint Replacements
Scott A. Burlison M.D. Interventional Pain Management
James Harris, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery- Sports Medicine, Hips, Knees and Shoulders
David Kummerfeld, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery- Sports Medicine
Michael T. Merrick, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Spine & Neck
Todd M. Raabe, M.D. Spine Surgery - Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery
Jerry Schwarzbach, M.D. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation