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Superior services. Compassionate care. Exceptional treatment. These are just a few of the things you can count on here at Azalea Orthopedics. As your team of dedicated orthopedists throughout East Texas, we are committed to providing the care you need to get back to living a healthy, happy life. We have proudly helped countless patients throughout the East Texas area—from Mount Pleasant to Nacogdoches—recover and rehabilitate from pain and injuries. Whether you need a hip replacement, help with a sports injury, or a trustworthy spine clinic to help you rehabilitate, our team is ready to provide you with the highest quality care. From the shoulder down to the ankle, we want to see you get back to the life you deserve. Our team of orthopedists is comprised of physicians and orthopedic surgeons who are highly skilled and experienced in their fields. We love getting to know each of our patients, so we encourage you to get to know us!—meet our incredible team below!

“I am deeply concerned about my patients’ ability to resume their regular activities after they have been injured.”

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Timothy Beck, M.D.

Foot & Ankle

“I work diligently with my patients to establish individualized treatment plans to maximize function and overall quality of life.”

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Scott A. Burlison, M.D.

Interventional Pain Management

“I was drawn to this field because of the fascinating pathology and ability to make people better quickly."

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John Camp, M.D.

Hand, Wrist, Elbow

“I am dedicated to providing the best care possible for my patients, allowing a rapid and successful recovery.”

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Carey Clark III, M.D.

Hand, Wrist, Elbow

I pride myself on providing options for athletes who have suffered an injury so they can return to the sport they love!

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Robert W. Dennis, M.D.

Sports Medicine

The Doctor behind Azalea’s Ask an Orthopedist feature!

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Kim Foreman, M.D.

Sports Medicine

Dr. Harris is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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James Robert Harris, M.D.

Sports Medicine

"My goal is to work with individual patients, so that together we tailor a specific treatment to relieve pain and improve function."

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Rebel R. Huffman, M.D.

Hand, Wrist, Elbow

“Former President George W. Bush has nicknamed me Bones Jones."

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L. Matthew Jones, M.D.

Sports Medicine

"I'm commited to serving Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding areas."

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Michael E. Johnson, M.D.

Sports Medicine

"My practice focuses on returning patients with arthritis or malfunctioning hip and knee replacements to their previously active lifestyle.”

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Ken Kaminski, M.D.

Joint Replacement

“I'm blessed to give back to the community where I was raised.”

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David A. Kummerfeld, M.D.

Shoulder & Elbow

Dr. Luttrell is a graduate from the Harvard Orthopedic Trauma fellowship program.

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Kevin Wade Luttrell, M.D.

Trauma & Post Traumatic Reconstruction

“Together, we can then develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses those symptoms as well as the underlying causes.”

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Chad J. McNeil, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

"I believe that surgery should always be the last resort when it comes to treating spinal conditions in the neck and back."

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Michael T. Merrick, M.D.

Spine & Neck (Surgical)

“My goal is to reduce pain and when possible eliminate pain."

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James P. Michaels, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Patterson has published scientific articles and presented research studies in orthopedics and hand surgery regionally, nationally and internationally.

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Ryan W. Patterson, M.D.

Hand, Wrist, Elbow

"Seeing my patients up and walking, pain free, is a wonderful accomplishment.”

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John Priddy, M.D.

Foot & Ankle

"I know that the term "back surgery" is scary, but it's my job to help my patients understand their options and help them."

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Todd M. Raabe, M.D.

Spine & Neck (Surgical)

Dr. Russell has been named one of the Best Spine Specialists in America by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review since 2010.

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Michael E. Russell II, M.D.

Spine & Neck (Surgical)

“I have always been interested in knee surgery and sports medicine."

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William E. Schreiber, M.D

Sports Medicine

"It is so enjoyable to help a person recover — whether from a sports injury, a nerve or nueromusculoskeletal problem.”

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Jerry Schwarzbach, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation

Claire Tibiletti has an emphasis on non-surgical treatment of the spine and spine disorders.

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Claire Tibiletti, M.D.

Interventional Pain Management

“My goal in sports medicine is to return athletes to their current (or higher) level of function as soon as possible."

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Patrick Wupperman, M.D.

Sports Medicine

I appreciate the opportunity to provide comprehensive orthopedic care to East Texans

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J.T. Matthews, FNP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner

"My goal is to blend modern medicine with values of compassion, empathy and respect to provide the best care possible."

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Jennifer McKelva, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

"Dr. Merrick and I have created a fantastic partnership. We push each other each day to produce unparalleled outcomes."

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Dean Pennington II, PA-C

Physician Assistant

"I take great pride in consulting my patients, so together, we can create the best strategy for them to overcome their pain."

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Forrest Persing, PA-C

Physician Assistant

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and care for patients in East Texas."

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Heather Rasnake, PA-C

Physician Assistant

"Restoring an athletes functionality after a sports injury is the most exciting aspect of my role as a healthcare provider."

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Jon Redwing MS, PA-C, CAQ, ATC

Physician Assistant

"New advancements in hip and knee replacement surgery allows patients to recover sooner than ever before."

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MICHAEL SULLIVAN, PA-C

Physician Assistant

"One of the greatest joy’s in my life, is to provide a treatment plan that works for a patient who has suffered with pain for years."

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JENNIFER TURNER, MSN, FNP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner

"I've experienced first hand the transformational change from pain to functionality that neck and back surgery can bring."

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ROBERT WALKER, MS PA-C

Physician Assistant

“My goal is to restore your musculoskeletal health and activity level, in a compassionate respectful manner.”

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Justin Williams, MBA, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner