Azalea Orthopedics at

Tyler - Main Office


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

Azalea Orthopedics

Main Office & Orthopedic Doctors in Tyler, Texas

At Azalea Orthopedics, we provide our patients with accurate diagnoses and cutting-edge treatments for all injuries to the hip, knee, foot and ankle, elbow, shoulder and spine at our main office in Tyler, TX. We have built a team of expert orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, and surgical and non-surgical spine specialists who are second to none. Our East Texas orthopedics team provides patients with the care they need and deserve. Click here to view our specialties.


The Injuries

Our Orthopedic Doctors & Surgeons Treat

Our team of orthopedic doctors provide comprehensive care for a wide range of injuries and degenerative conditions. Each of our doctors has a subspecialty in surgical & non-surgical spine, foot & ankle, hip, knee, shoulder and hand & elbow in order to treat and care for a range of patients. The specific conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:

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

Our Orthopedic

Treatment Plan

At Azalea Orthopedics, our orthopedic surgeons and doctors strive to treat all of your injuries with non-surgical procedures first and foremost! Our Tyler orthopedics team will opt for rehabilitation with physical therapy, immobilization of the injury, and/or the use of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications. Our orthopedic doctors will do everything they can to treat your pain with more less invasive measures than surgery. The Azalea Orthopedics team uses real-time evidence to tailor a unique treatment plan to each and every one of our patients.

Orthopedic Surgeons &

Non-Surgical Specialist in Tyler, Texas

Our main office in Tyler is split into three sections. The Main Level (left entrance) is located on the second floor, adjacent to the Joint Reconstruction Center (right entrance). The Spine Center is located on the lower level of the building and is the only entrance that faces Paluxy Drive.You cannot access the upper levels from the Spine Center or vice versa. All spine and pain management doctors are located in the Spine Center. Before your visit, see your doctor’s page to ensure you arrive at the correct office.

Important Information to Bring to

Your Appointment at Azalea Orthopedics

For each orthopedic appointment in East Texas, please plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before your appointment to complete the necessary clinic and insurance forms. Additionally, to make things easier and smoother for our orthopedic staff, we ask that you kindly bring the following information with you to the appointment:

  • Your photo ID or military ID
  • A letter of authorization from your insurance carrier if your treatment is covered by Workers Compensation
  • Your completed health assessment forms
  • Previous medical records or arrange to have them transferred prior to your scheduled appointment time
  • 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.
  • X-rays, MRIs, EMGs and operative reports, if applicable
  • A referral form or number if required by your insurance carrier
  • Name, address and phone number of your referring physician

Schedule Your First Consultation with

Azalea Orthopedics in Tyler, Texas!

At Azalea Orthopedics, our orthopedic doctors strive to give our patients the highest quality orthopedic care in all of Texas. Feel free to contact us to learn more about our non-surgical and surgical procedures or to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic doctors or surgeons. If visiting our Tyler office is not convenient for you, we also have orthopedic office locations in Athens, Jacksonville, Longview, Mount Pleasant, Nacogdoches, Palestine, and Pittsburg, East Texas. On behalf of our entire staff at Azalea Orthopedics in Tyler, TX, we can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you reinvigorate your body for an improved quality of life!

Paul Chlapek, PA Physician Assistant
Ruben De La Rosa, PA-C Physician Assistant
Andrew Hester, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery- Joint Replacements
David Bowen, M.D. Interventional Pain Management Specialist
Lindsey Markel, FNP-C Nurse Practitioner
Timothy Beck, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
Scott A. Burlison M.D. Interventional Pain Management
John Camp, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Hand, Wrist, Elbow
Carey Clark III, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Hand, Wrist, and Elbow
Jon-Michael Cline, D.O. Non-Surgical treatments for Sports Medicine, Knees and Hips
Robert W. Dennis, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery- Sports Medicine
James Harris, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery- Sports Medicine, Hips, Knees and Shoulders
L. Matthew Jones, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Rebel R. Huffman, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Hand, Wrist
Ken Kaminski, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Joint Replacements
Kevin Wade Luttrell, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Trauma & Post Traumatic Reconstruction
Michael T. Merrick, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Spine & Neck
Chad J. McNeil, M.D. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Ryan Patterson, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Hand, Wrist, Elbow
John Priddy, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
Todd M. Raabe, M.D. Spine Surgery - Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery
Michael E. Russell II, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Spine & Neck
Jerry Schwarzbach, M.D. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Forrest Persing, PA-C Physician Assistant