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6 Texas orthopedic practices to merge into 150-plus physician group

Six orthopedic groups in Texas will merge to launch OrthoLoneStar in January 2021.

The groups are:

  • W.B. Carrell Clinic in Dallas
  • Texas Orthopaedic Associates in Dallas
  • Fondren Orthopedic Group in HoustonAdvanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Houston
  • Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Houston
  • Texas Orthopedics, Sports and Rehabilitation Associates in Austin
  • Azalea Orthopedics in Tyler

The combined entity will have more than 150 physicians, over 40 locations and 1,000 employees, according to a Nov. 16 news release.

Bryan Williamson, MD, serves as medical director of OrthoLoneStar, which is 100 percent physician-owned.

The group's board of directors comprises fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons representing the founding divisions.

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