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Welcome to Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation Center – Waco

​Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation Center is located on the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest main campus in Waco, Texas. It is the only inpatient rehabilitation facility between Dallas/Fort Worth and Georgetown, Texas. The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for our general rehabilitation and stroke programs.  It is also accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC).

The 24-bed inpatient facility offers 24-hour care and specialized programs to help you attain your maximum level of well-being and independence. Regaining mobility and self care skills are the keys to achieving your highest level of functioning and successful transition to home or another community setting.

Returning You Home is Our Specialty

Our program has a proven history of admitting patients earlier than other providers, taking care of higher-than-average complex patients and returning a greater percentage of patients home. From the moment you enter our doors, we partner with you and your family to plan for a successful discharge. Our interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals is led by board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians who will direct and adjust your care to optimize your rehabilitation course. The physician will visit with you and your family at least 3 times each week, or daily if indicated. Every care plan features an intense schedule of at least 3 hours of therapy per day, 5 days a week, individualized to your specific needs.

Our interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals includes:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Rehabilitation Registered Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Registered Nurse Case Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Dietitian
  • Pastoral Care
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics Specialists

Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation Center – Waco provides comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services for patients with the following disabling illnesses or injuries:

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Degenerative and Progressive Neurological Disorders
  • Amputation
  • Multiple Traumas
  • Cardiac Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disorders
  • Other Debilitating Disorders

How to make a referral

To make a referral or find out more about Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation Center – Waco, please call our referral line at 254.202.2579.

Our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialists

Richard E. Scott, Jr., DO, FAAPMR

Richard E. Scott, Jr., DO, FAAPMR, earned his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center of Ft. Worth – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a four-year residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, serving as Chief Resident.

Dr. Scott is a member of the McLennan County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association.

Dr. Scott has served as the Medical Director of the Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation Center for more than 15 years. As Medical Director, he provides leadership of the acute inpatient rehabilitation team. As a board-certified physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) since 1999, he has dedicated his medical career to helping people with disability caused by injury and disease.

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