SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is pleased to welcome Kevin Richardson, DO, to its medical staff. Dr. Richardson is an orthopedic surgeon with advanced training in spine surgery.
“The addition of Dr. Richardson allows CTMC to offer the full spectrum of spine surgery, which helps us keep patients and their families local for spine procedures and follow-up care,” said CTMC President and CEO Anthony Stahl.
Dr. Richardson is now seeing patients in San Marcos. Although he has advanced training in all aspects of spine surgery and minimally invasive procedures, he believes in starting with conservative treatments such as physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care and lifestyle changes. If those methods do not solve the problem, steroid injections are the next step before considering surgery.
“Conservative care is the best thing you can do because physical therapy improves 85 percent of people’s symptoms,” Richardson said. “I’m truly conservative, and I follow the steps of conservative care. Surgery should be the last alternative.”
Dr. Richardson was born in Houston and attended Prairie View A&M University. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Richardson completed his fellowship training in spine surgery at The Maryland Spinal Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Richardson is seeing patients at 1340 Wonder World Drive, Suite 4301 in San Marcos. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Richardson, call (512) 618-1808.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For more than 20 consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our website at ctmc.org.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 10 states and employs nearly 80,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.