We operate our physician referral service to assist patients in selecting physicians who are members of Baylor Scott & White Quality alliance and on the active medical staff of one or more Baylor Health Care System hospitals. There are no charges to the physicians or you for this service. Referrals are given on a rotation basis but your final selection of a physician should be based on your needs and preferences. If a physician leaves Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance or the active medical staff, we will no longer include the physician in our referral service. By using the physician referral service, you certify that you have received these disclosures.
To make referrals simple, paperwork for the referring physician is minimized and the communication of findings takes place by telephone or by timely referral letter. The center has also become a reliable and valuable resource on scoliosis and complex back surgeries in an atmosphere that is simultaneously patient-centered and physician-friendly.
The result is a reduced anxiety level for both patients and their referring physicians.
Why Choose Baylor?
Our focus has been, and always will be, on scoliosis and complex surgeries. Located on the campus of Baylor Scott & White - Plano, Baylor Scoliosis Center has been repeatedly recognized for research, innovation and patient-focused care essential to the future of scoliosis treatment. Also, we have performed more than 3,000 complex spine and revision surgeries. Of course, if we don’t believe surgery is the best course of action, we will recommend a non-surgical remedy as the first course of action.
The backbone of Baylor Scoliosis Center is the team of specialists on our medical staff led by the fellowship-trained Medical Directors Richard Hostin, MD, and Michael O'Brien, MD. Together, the specialists on our medical staff have cared for thousands of patients and provided surgical and non-surgical solution.
Richard Hostin, MD
A board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Hostin provides medical direction at Baylor Scoliosis Center for the treatment of spinal diseases, including pediatric and adult spinal deformity and degenerative conditions of the spine, as well as spinal trauma, tumors and infections. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Western Orthopedic Association, Scoliosis Research Society and the North American Spine Society.
Michael O’Brien, MD
Medical Director of Research
Dr. O’Brien is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders and deformities, including reconstructive spine surgery for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. O’Brien’s research accomplishments include publishing 14 book chapters and numerous journal articles. He has been invited to present his research papers at more than 100 professional meetings.
Michael Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD
Medical Director of Scoliosis Research
A fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon focusing on the comprehensive treatment of adult and pediatric spinal deformity Dr. Avramis is the Medical Director of Scoliosis Research at the Baylor Scoliosis Center and is a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society.
PHYSICIAN REFERRAL LINE
The Baylor Scoliosis Center care model makes both physician referral and patient scheduling a priority. In addition to the minimized paperwork, we have installed a direct Physician Referral Line for physicians allowing most referrals to be seen within 48 hours, if requested.
“When my patients have difficult spinal deformities, I know Baylor Scoliosis Center is the place they belong. It’s the best for my patients.”
–– Adrian Nguyen, MD