Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics (SWSMO) is a sports medicine clinic located in Waco, TX, dedicated to meeting the medical needs of athletes and active adults of all ages in the Central Texas community. In addition to being the Team Physicians for Baylor Athletics, Southwest Sports Medicine works with junior colleges, high schools, club teams, and various school districts from all over the Central Texas community.
Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics was founded in 2003 by Jon M. Ellis, M.D. The practice was launched with the goal of providing advanced treatment of sports related injuries to all levels of athletes in the Central Texas area. After 13, years Dr. Ellis has not wavered in his mission to bring the highest level of care to his patients. He began surrounding himself with physicians of the same caliber in 2005 when Dr. David Haynes, a board certified sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon, brought his practice to Waco.
Dr. Chris Miars and Dr. Corbett Boone, Primary Care Sports Medicine specialists, allow Southwest Sports Medicine to offer comprehensive sports medicine care right along with Orthopedic Surgery. This includes services such as concussion management, pulmonary function testing, and musculoskeletal ultrasound that provides improved in-office diagnostic capabilities.
In December of 2009, SWSMO would become the Team Physicians for Baylor Athletics, assuming medical coverage to all aspects of Baylor University Athletics.
Since partnering with Baylor Athletics, Southwest Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics has added key members to their group to include: Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialist, Dr. Scott Hecox; Foot & Ankle specialist, Dr. Paul Bednarz; General Orthopaedic specialist, Dr. Keith Ellison; and Bradley Gilliam, Specializing in Sports Medicine and arthroscopic treatments of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. These professionals allow SWSMO to bring the highest level of care to the injured athlete and active adult.
When that time comes and your lifestyle slows because of arthritis, Dr. Juan J. Rodrigo and Dr. E. Garrison Benton, Jr., have established the Arthritis Clinic of Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, specializing in the treatment of arthritis and focusing on total joint reconstruction.
It is our passion to provide the highest level of care available for the injured athlete and active adult through the many specialties that we provide. Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, we get you back in the game.