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Carrell Clinic to Join Texas' Largest Independent Orthopedic Group in 2021

Six of the most well-known, respected and long-established orthopedic group practices in Texas have announced their launch as OrthoLoneStar, a single combined group practice, in 2021. W.B. Carrell Clinic and Texas Orthopaedic Associates from Dallas, Fondren Orthopedic Group and Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine from Houston, Texas Orthopedics, Sports & Rehabilitation Associates from Austin, and Azalea Orthopedics from Tyler/East Texas are the founding divisions of OrthoLoneStar. Building on a legacy of independent private practice, the surgeons and physicians of the founding divisions believe that continuing a tradition of physician-led practice will improve the delivery of healthcare across the state for the benefit of patients.

“The spirit of Texas independence can be found in our new group. A strong alliance of recognized national leaders of orthopedic care throughout the state of Texas have come together to enhance musculoskeletal care for our patients,” stated Andrew B. Dossett, M.D., fellowship-trained spine surgeon at W.B. Carrell Clinic. “Leveraging best care practices, clinical experience and research to give Texans world-class private care, OrthoLoneStar will forge the way.”

OrthoLoneStar is 100% physician-owned and is led by a board of directors comprised of fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons representing the founding divisions.

At launch, OrthoLoneStar will have over 150 physicians, over 40 care centers and over 1,000 employees. The oldest founding division, W.B. Carrell Clinic from Dallas, will celebrate their 100-year anniversary in 2021, making it the oldest orthopedic practice west of the Mississippi; all six divisions have deep roots in their communities. Future strategic plans include adding additional providers and locations across Texas.