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We provide care that gets you back in the game

The primary goal of every trainer and physician at our center is to provide care that ensures athletes are able to return to the highest level of competition in a safe manner. When it comes to caring for patients, our team focuses heavily on injury prevention and management.

Every single member of our staff is trained and educated to the highest caliber. Our facility is the only one in all of East Texas that holds a license to provide CEUs (continuing education units) specifically for athletic trainers. We truly believe there is never a point where you stop learning.  All individuals are licensed and board certified by Texas.

Each team member takes it upon themselves to become experienced in recognizing trauma and how to treat it. From the field to the court to anywhere they are needed, our trainers work side by side with nurses, physicians, LPNs, physical therapists, and other medical staff to determine whether the care needed is minor or needs to be taken higher to a more serious level. No matter the urgency or stage you are in your athletic training process, our staff is fully equipped and prepared to treat your every need.

  • On field/court support at all school sporting events
  • Rehabilitation with injured athletes
  • Injury prevention training

Additional Programs

  • Selective Transitional Athletic Rehab (STAR)
    The CHRISTUS liaison between injury rehabilitation and sports performance. We can bridge the gap for your continued care plan with individualized workout programs that allow you to strengthen and recover before returning to play protocol.

Services

Human Performance Center

The CHRISTUS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute is taking physical function and performance to the next level with its state-of-the-art Human Performance Center (HPC), offering athlete training programs, extended recovery/rehabilitation treatment beyond primary rehab services, and a groundbreaking pre-surgical fitness intervention program too accelerate recovery.

Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Programs for athletes of all levels help minimize the risk of injury and optimize performance. Certified athletic trainers and our Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic in the fall are available to area high school and college athletes to help facilitate their return to play.

Orthopedic Locations Near You

Our Team

Tonja Deems

Tonja Deem, AG, ACNP, BC

Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting Virtual Visits
Dr-Doug-Duncan

Douglas Duncan, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting Virtual Visits
Dr. William Hobbs

William Hobbs, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Accepting Virtual Visits
Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson, DO

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Accepting Virtual Visits
Dr. Stephen Littlejohn

Stephen Littlejohn, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine

Accepting Virtual Visits
Dr. Marc Matarazzo

Marc Matarazzo, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine

Accepting Virtual Visits
John McCurdy, NP

John McCurdy, NP

Orthopedics, Nurse Practitioner

Accepting Virtual Visits
Dr. Christopher Meltsakos

Christopher Meltsakos, MD

Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Accepting Virtual Visits
Dr. Jayesh Patel

Jayesh Patel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Accepting Virtual Visits
Tameka Royal, NP-C

Tameka Royal, NP-C

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Nurse Practitioner

Accepting Virtual Visits
Dr. Joshua Stein

Joshua Stein, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Accepting Virtual Visits
Art Strahan

Arthur Strahan, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting Virtual Visits
Allison Tobola

Allison Tobola, MD

Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Accepting Virtual Visits
Charles Williams

Charles Williams, MD

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting Virtual Visits

Student Athlete Testimonial