Baylor Scott & White Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

Getting You Back in the Game

Founded in 2003 by Jon M. Ellis, M.D., Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics (SWSMO) was launched with the goal of providing advanced treatment of sports-related injuries to all levels of athletes in the Central Texas area. Since opening its doors, the practice has grown with specialties ranging from primary care sports medicine, orthopaedic sports medicine, hand/wrist and elbow, total joints reconstruction and orthopedic spine. In December of 2009, SWSMO became the Team Physicians for Baylor Athletics, assuming medical coverage to all aspects of Baylor University Athletics.

In March of 2020, the practice expanded, opening a 106,000 square foot building dedicated to the treatment of sports medicine and orthopaedics. The center contains advanced diagnostic imaging, an orthopaedic surgery center and a sports medicine therapy space.

Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics physicians include: hand, wrist and elbow specialists Dr. Scott Hecox and Dr. Austin Hoy; total joint specialists, Dr. David Ferguson and Dr. E. Garrison Benton, Jr.; surgical spine specialist Dr. Freeland Ackley; sports medicine orthopedic surgeons Dr. Jon M. Ellis, Dr. David Haynes and Dr. Bradley Gilliam; and primary care sports medicine specialists Dr. Christopher Miars, Dr. Corbett Boone and Dr. Laura Irvin.

Baylor Scott & White Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

140 Hillcrest Medical Blvd.
Waco, TX 76712