At Baylor Scott & White Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, we take care of patients of all ages. Conveniently located in Waco, we’re dedicated to helping the communities around Waco live their healthiest lives.

The care team here includes primary care physicians, DOs and PACs. They work together to create a care plan that puts you at the center of your care.

This experienced team is here for every step of your health journey. Our goal is simple: to help you get Better and stay that way.

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Medical services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​In addition to being the team physicians for Baylor University Athletics, the Waco sports medicine and orthopedic specialists here work with junior colleges and high schools from throughout the Central Texas area.

Back and neck care

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained spine specialists are renowned for their expertise in many spinal and neck conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Fracture
  • Stenosis
  • Disc Protrusion
  • Fracture of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumber Stenosis
  • Lumber Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spine Trauma
  • Lumber Stenosis
  • Herniated disk in the neck and back
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Fusion operations for specific types of disk herniation
  • Spine trauma or fractures
  • Adolescent scoliosis
  • Bone health and osteoporosis

Foot and ankle

Many Central Texans experience foot and ankle problems ranging from sprains to more serious injuries. Our foot and ankle specialists treat:
  • Flat feet and bone spurs to plantar fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Neuropathies
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel pain
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Hallux rigidus (stiff big toe)
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Forefoot reconstruction
  • Neuropathies
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Sports related injuries
  • Total ankle replacement surgery

Southwest Sports also coordinates with pediatric orthopedic specialists at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center on pediatric foot and ankle surgeries.

Hand and wrist

Baylor Scott & White Southwest Sports Medicine and Orthopedics treats diseases and injuries that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of hands, wrists and fingers. We treat:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture (a disabling hand disorder in which thick, scar-like tissue bands form within the palm and may extend into the fingers)
  • Other problems including complex total elbow replacement

Southwest Sports also offers an extensive hand therapy program where specially trained occupational therapists help hand surgery patients regain strength and range of motion.

Joint replacement

With advances in technology and surgical procedures, the orthopedic surgeons on our medical staff offer a variety of options for treating your joint issue, including total joint replacement.

Total Joint Replacement
This approach completely replaces the damaged joint with an implant designed to provide you with a good-as-new joint that will help you regain range of motion, significantly reduce or eliminate pain, and resume your normal life. We offer:

  • Experienced joint replacement specialists
  • Prosthesis development to provide better, longer-lasting implants
  • Robotic-arm assisted technology
  • Fast recovery times

Patient Education
Baylor Scott & White Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopedics has developed an innovative education and therapy program designed to help total joint replacement patients return home sooner—often three days post-op.

Our coordinated orthopedic care team combines early mobility with progressive rehabilitation and advanced pain management for rapid recovery.


You rely on your knees every day. After years of constant use, they may begin to wear out. We offer several options for joint replacement, joint revision and partial knee resurfacing to get you back on the move safely and quickly. We Treat:

  • Knee Pain
  • Runners Knee
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Jumpers Knee
  • ACL, MCL, and PCL Tears
  • Chondral ( Articular Cartilage Defects)
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Patella Fracture
  • Recurrent Patella Dislocation
  • Quadriceps Tendon Rupture
  • Patella Tendon Rupture
  • Lateral Meniscus Syndrome

Minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgical approaches are performed through the laparoscope and typically result in a quicker recovery. The specially trained orthopedic surgeons perform:

  • Total knee replacements
  • Partial knee replacements
  • Total hip replacements
  • Rapid Joint Recovery Program

Physical Therapy and rehabilitation

At Baylor Scott & White Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, the physical therapists are dedicated to helping patients find the best way back from all types of injuries, illnesses and acute and chronic conditions through specialized inpatient and outpatient therapy.

From sports injuries to stroke rehabilitation, our goal is to use a comprehensive approach to return you to a more active, healthful lifestyle.

We treat numerous conditions in the areas of:

  • Post-operative care
  • Sports injuries
  • Rehabilitation services and treatments
Learn more about physical therapy and rehabilitation

Saturday morning sports clinic

Our blue-ribbon team of sports medicine specialists is here to provide care for any acute or chronic orthopedic sports injury. Staffed by our board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeons, our Saturday Morning Sports Clinic provides student athletes quick access for injury assessment and treatment recommendations. The Saturday Morning Sports Clinic is open to all student athletes from the Waco Region:

Call 254.721.6648 to learn more


Southwest Sports Medicine Non-surgical shoulder specialists perform in-depth evaluations and use advanced imaging studies when necessary to determine the underlying cause of your shoulder injury. Most injuries can be treated conservatively by nonsurgical procedures. Southwest Sports Medicine offers a comprehensive range of treatment options ranging from pain medication and physical therapy to state-of-the-art biologic injections to speed up your recovery. We treat:

  • Shoulder Cuff Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Subluxation
  • Slap Tears
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Joint Tear
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Little League Shoulder
  • Burners or Stingers
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans

Sports medicine

We provide a wide range of nonsurgical care for the injured athlete as well, including:

  • Concussion management
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Diagnosis and treatment of exercise-induced asthma
Learn more about sports medicine

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 Baylor Athletics. Now they’re serving area youth.
Working on the field and in the locker rooms, our team physicians have as their goal the health, safety Team Physician Program
Senior staff and resident physicians provide on-site care for sports injuries for area sports teams.

Services Provided

  • 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

Events Covered

  • High school football games
  • 5K and 10K races
  • UMHB basketball
  • TC basketball, baseball, softball
  • Area high school baseball playoffs
  • Area high school softball playoffs

Pay bill

Baylor Scott & White Health is pleased to offer you multiple options to pay your bill. View our guide to understand your Baylor Scott & White billing statement.

We offer two online payment options:

Other payment options:

  • Pay by mail

    To ensure that your payment is correctly applied to your account, detach the slip from your Baylor Scott & White billing statement and return the slip with your payment. If paying by check or money order, include your account number on the check or money order.

    Please mail the payment to the address listed on your statement.

  • Pay by phone

    Call 1.800.994.0371 to make a payment. Payments can be made over the phone with our automated phone payment system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All payments made via the automated phone payment system will post the next business day.

    If you need to speak to someone about a Baylor Scott & White bill from our hospitals or clinics, our Customer Service department can take payments over the phone from Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

  • Pay in person

    Payments can be made in person at the facility where you received services.

Financial assistance

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we want to be a resource for you and your family. Our team of customer service representatives and financial counselors are here to help you find financial solutions that can help cover your cost of care. We encourage you to speak to a team member before, during or after care is received.

View financial assistance options

Mobile makes it easy
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