Outpatient Clinic

1801 Inwood Rd
First Floor
Dallas, TX 75390
Phone: 214-645-3300

Orthopaedic Surgery Services at UT Southwestern Medical Center is located in the new Outpatient Building on Inwood Road. Directions to the Outpatient Building.

The Orthopaedic outpatient facility is designed to provide convenient, comprehensive care for referral patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The UT Southwestern Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is composed of a team of orthopaedic surgeons, each of whom has subspecialty interests.

Orthopaedic Faculty

Foot and Ankle

George T. Liu, D.P.M.
Michael VanPelt, D.P.M.

General Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Robert Dimeff, M.D.
Katherine Coyner, M.D.
Maureen Finnegan, M.D.
Michael Khazzam, M.D.
William Robertson, M.D.

General and Total Joint Replacement

Robert Bucholz, M.D.
Frank Gottschalk, M.D.
Michael H. Huo, M.D.

Hand and Upper Extremity

Trauma-Complex Reconstruction

Adam Starr, M.D. (Professor and Interim Chair)
Rahul Banerjee, M.D.
Medardo Maroto, M.D.
Charles Reinert, M.D.
Ashoke Sathy, M.D.

Orthopaedic Spine and Back Pain*

Michael Bolesta, M.D.
Kevin Gill, M.D.

Confidentiality

Any information about your current or past medical history, diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis is confidential information as protected by state statute.

Copies of reports from the medical records chart can be obtained by contacting the Medical Records Department at 214-645-3030. A signed release is required from the patient to obtain medical records. Medical records will not be released directly from the Orthopaedic Surgery Department.

Office Hours

The Orthopaedic Spine Outpatient Clinic (1st Floor, Outpatient Building) is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with the exception of major holidays. After office hours, patient calls are answered by an answering service. The answering service will contact the doctor-on-call and give her or him your telephone number. The doctor on call can then call you to help with your medical problem.

Medical Emergencies

If the patient is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, for example chest pain or loss of consciousness, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

Contact Information

For an appointment with one of our specialists, please call 214-645-8300.

Contact the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Outpatient facility to help direct your telephone calls to the appropriate areas within the Clinic; there is an automated telephone distribution system. Whenever you are phoning the Clinic, feel free to shortcut our recorded message by pressing the number below that corresponds with your need:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Prescription refill requests
  • Nursing, medical questions, or urgent medical assistance
  • Billing, insurance, or HMO referrals, copies of medical records
  • Workers compensation information

Appointments

Each of the physicians on our team is a specialist, trained to provide you with the best care available anywhere. It may be necessary to refer you to another physician within the Department whose specialty better meets your needs.

We make every effort to see patients in a timely manner; however, delays can occur. Please help us keep on schedule by arriving on time. If you need to make information changes such as insurance, address, or phone number, please arrive 15 minutes early.

For your convenience, reminder calls are made several days prior to your visit. Please notify the office as soon as possible if your telephone number changes, so we can update your record.

If it is necessary to cancel an appointment, please let the Clinic know at least 24 hours in advance, if possible. This is important for the courtesy of other patients who may be in need of urgent care.

To enhance your care and to complete a comprehensive medical history, some of the physicians require that questionnaires be completed prior to your initial visit. If the forms have been mailed to you, please complete them at home and bring them to your visit.

Please bring previous X-rays and accompanying reports, medical records, the name and address of your referring physician, names of current medications, and all insurance identifications to your appointment. If your previous diagnostic reports are not available at this visit, an additional appointment may be necessary.

Prescriptions and Refills

Prescriptions will be written for you at your visit and will be written in conjunction with your next expected appointment date. If you need a prescription refill, please contact your pharmacy and have them fax a refill request to (fax) 214-645-3323 (except for  Orthopaedic Spine, for which the fax number is 214-645-3366.) If you feel you need a new prescription, one the doctor has not ordered for you previously, please call 214-645-3300. Leave a message for the nurse specifying why you may need a new prescription. Please allow one business day for a new prescription or refill to permit time for consultation with the appropriate physician.

Nurse Calls

For your safety, if you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

If you need to contact the Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic, please call 214-645-3300. For the Spine Center, please call 214-645-3360. A staff member will take your call and send a message to the appropriate nurse, who will return your call within four hours. Please leave a valid phone number for callback.

Please Note: Calls received after 1 p.m. may not be returned until the next business day.

X-Rays, Specialized Tests, and Surgery

X-rays may be taken during your office visit on the 1st Floor of the Outpatient Building. If you require more detailed studies, such as CT scan or MRI, they will be pre-certified with your insurance company and then scheduled by the scheduling personnel. Once insurance authorizations have been obtained, you will be contacted and given the dates of the tests. Most outpatient diagnostic and surgical procedures require pre-certification, and this process can take up to a week to be completed.

Inpatient surgery scheduling is made for you by our office through St. Paul University Hospital or Parkland Health & Hospital System.

Insurance and Billing

Insurance

Many of our patients are enrolled in managed care plans which require a primary care physician (PCP). These insurance plans require referrals from the PCP to specialists. Without the written referral, the specialist cannot see the patient. Insurance companies will not back-date referrals for the patient's convenience. It is the patient's responsibility to obtain the necessary referrals to be seen by the specialist. Referrals are usually written for a specified number of visits. It is also the patient's responsibility to keep in mind the number of visits authorized and to request further authorization as your visits expire. Currently Accepted Insurance Plans

If you will be covered by Worker's Compensation, it is important to alert the scheduling staff. Worker's Compensation insurance has to be authorized prior to the visit, just as with private insurance.

Payments and Fees

Normally, payment is due at the time of service. This includes co-payments, co-insurance, deductibles, and balances not covered by insurance. In an effort to expedite the exit process, we ask that you pay your co-pay amount prior to seeing the doctor. This will reduce the congestion at the check-out area and allow a smooth exit. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Billing

Billing is handled off-site. For any questions regarding billing processes, please call 214-645-0600.

Campus Amenities

Guest and Patient Services

We want to ensure that your visit to our campus is as convenient and comfortable as possible. Arrangements for wheelchairs or other special assistance can be made by calling a UT Southwestern Patient Ambassador at 214-645-3395.

For those who live out of town, several hotels located near campus provide discounted rates for patients and their family members and complimentary transportation to and from campus.

Parking

Valet parking is provided to all patients for a fee of $5. Please remember to have your parking ticket validated before you leave the clinic. Self-parking is also available across the street from the Outpatient Building.