Our team's goal is the health, safety and well-being of each athlete

At theBaylor Scott & White Roney Bone and Joint Institute – Temple Team Physician Program, senior staff and resident physicians provide on-site care for sports injuries for area sports teams.


Many of our board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedists served as team physicians for the NFL, Major League Baseball and college teams. Now they’re serving area youth.

Services we provide include:

  • Assess game-day injuries on-site
  • Provide on-site medical care for injured athlete
  • Make decision whether athlete may return to play
  • Coordinate any further necessary care for injured athlete
  • Coordinate rehabilitation and return to play
  • Work with athletic trainers to provide additional training and medical expertise
  • Educate athletes on:
    • Proper nutrition
    • Substance abuse
    • Potential medical problems that could affect performance
  • Provide proper documentation and medical record keeping

Sports medicine coverage for athletic events

Coordinated by Baylor Scott & White Health athletic trainer Billy Ray Laxton, the Waco sports medicine physicians here provide coverage for athletic events throughout Central Texas:

  • High school football games
  • 5K and 10K races
  • UMHB basketball
  • TC basketball, baseball, softball
  • Area high school baseball playoffs
  • Area high school softball playoffs
  • Temple Panthers – minor football league
  • Bell County PRC Rodeo

If you would like a sports medicine specialist at your athletic event, please contact Bre Hodges at least six weeks prior to your event.