Getting You Back in the Game
Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics (SWSMO) 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 17 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 orthopedic surgeon, brought his practice to Waco. Dr. Ellis added primary care sports medicine specialists to allow SWSMO to offer comprehensive sports medicine care along with orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chris Miars, Dr. Corbett Boone and Dr. Laura Irvin. This includes services such as concussion management, pulmonary function testing and musculoskeletal ultrasound that provide improved in-office diagnostic capabilities. In December of 2009 SWSMO became the team physicians for Baylor University Athletics, assuming medical coverage for all aspects of Baylor Athletics. Southwest Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics have added key members to their group to include the following: hand, wrist and elbow specialist, Dr. Scott Hecox; total joint specialists, Dr. David Ferguson and Dr. Garrison Benton Jr.; surgical spine specialist, Dr. Freeland Ackley; and Dr. Bradley Gilliam, specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic treatments of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. In March 2020 the practice expanded, opening a 106,000-square-foot building dedicated to the treatment of sports medicine and orthopedics. The center contains advanced diagnostic imaging, an orthopedic surgery center and a sports medicine therapy center with indoor and outdoor sports performance areas. All aspects of the new center contain state-of-the-art technology and a highly specialized care team to help get you back in the game.
BaylorScott&White Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics
140 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Best of Waco Winner
Sports Medicine Clinic, 2021; Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Jon M. Ellis, 2010-2013, 2015-2016, 2018, 2019, 2021; Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. David Haynes 2020