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"Dr is fine but the support staff and clinic administration is HORRIBLE! My wife had 2 spine surgeries.Staff failed to turn in paperwork and order procedures in timely" manner and my wife got removed from disability and FMLA! The staff is rude and pretentious . DO NOT GO o to Dr, Tomeah - the worst administration in History! SO bad I'm filing claim with State attorney General and anyone else who will listen. My primary care doctor he gets a lot of complaints from this office and has stopped referring folks. AGAIN DR is good,. but because he fails to correct his well known issue- he's part of the problem. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED_ STAY AWAY FROM THIS JOINT!!!!

-Fredrick L J.

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"I saw Dr.
in March 2014 following a slip-and-fall on ice the preceding December. Following an MRI that revealed herniated disks at L3/L4" and L4/L5, I scheduled surgery for 19 May 2014. The reason for waiting until May for the procedure was that as a college professor, I did not wish to disrupt my students' semester by having a new instructor for the remainder of the Spring 2014 school term. My surgery went precisely as planned, and I was in hospital for three days post-op, then transferred to an in-patient rehab facility for 8 days. I was walking well before leaving the hospital and continued to improve over the course of in-patient rehab. I was discharged from rehab on 02 June 2014, and was driving when I left the facility. As with my first surgery in 2010, my recovery was what I considered miraculous; I would not even consider another physician for spinal issues as long as Dr.
is in practice. As regards the doctor/patient relationship, Dr.
is incredible. He will spend as much time as the PATIENT needs to explain ALL available options and treatment modalities. He is compassionate and caring, and appreciative of the individual's psychosocial and emotional needs, as well as any financial constraints a patient may have. Dr.
gets to actually KNOW his patients, and this comes through when he recalls the thread of the last conversation he had with a patient and resumes that thread at the next visit. His Nurse Practitioner,
, shares his concern, compassion, and personal knowledge of patients, and she inspires the same confidence as Dr.
. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Rimlaw, Ms.
, and the clinic and its staff. The atmosphere is positive and reassuring. I have referred several individuals to Dr.
, and they - like myself - have experienced the same positive results as I have. In my opinion - and I have had many years experience working in physicians offices and hospitals prior to entering academia - you could not find a better physician, Nurse Practitioner, and clinical staff than at MISI.

-Melissa B. W.

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Hello, this is Kyle K from the Member Care Department.

I apologize, but the Bonati Institute falls under our Neuroscience - Neurosurgery category which is included in the Health list. Currently, you're enrolled in our Basic membership which only includes access to our Home list.
 
If you'd like to upgrade your membership to the Plus or Premium plan, we'll be happy to assist you with this search. If interested, give us a call at 1.888.944.5478 and we'll take care of this adjustment. Again, I do apologize for any misunderstanding.

Thanks for writing! - Kyle K
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Hi,

This is Kyle K from Member Care. I'm happy to help!

I apologize, but spine surgeons fall under our Orthopedics - Spine & Neck category which is included in the Health list. Currently, you're enrolled in our Basic membership which only includes access to our Home list.

If you'd like to upgrade your membership to the Plus or Premium plan, we'll be happy to assist you with this search. If interested, give us a call at 1.888.944.5478 and we'll take care of this adjustment. Again, I do apologize for any misunderstanding.
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Hi,

This is Kyle K from Member Care. I'm happy to help!

I apologize, but spine surgeons fall under our Orthopedics - Spine & Neck category which is included in the Health list. Currently, you're enrolled in our Basic membership which only includes access to our Home list.
 
If you'd like to upgrade your membership to the Plus or Premium plan, we'll be happy to assist you with this search. If interested, give us a call at 1.888.944.5478 and we'll take care of this adjustment. Again, I do apologize for any misunderstanding.
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Spine Care reviews in Houston

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The big problem with this place is that the surgeons have no time to speak with their patients. Thus, you get stuck seeing the PA. This is probably OK for most things. But, if you have questions the PA cannot answer, the PA promises to ask the surgeon and then call you. This is where it turns into a bad game of "Telephone". For me, the PA never called back. Eventually, I tried to call them. But, you cannot call the PA (much less the surgeon). You have to leave a voice-mail with the medical secretary. The medical secretary sends an email to the PA. Then, presumably, the PA actually takes your question to the surgeon. This whole route gets repeated in reverse with the surgeon's answer. For me, this took over 2 days for the round trip. When I got a call back from the medical secretary, the answer hardly resembled the question I asked. So, I asked a follow up question. Another day and a half later, I got another incomplete answer.
And, this is the only way to interact with the doctor. There is NO option to actually talk to the PA. Emailing the doctor or PA is somehow impossible. I suppose I could have made another appointment to go in and talk to them, but all this was a question I originally asked in the office. I can't imagine what it would like to have questions or problems after surgery.
- Warren E.
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He had great bed side manner. He is great at explaining things. He treats you like an individual, not like just any other patient. He is fabulous. He was very down to earth.
- Heather H.
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It was AWFUL. I came prepared with medical records and imaging (CT scans), in addition to the set of MRIs that was already on file in the office, and I handed the disc to the nurse. Dr.
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came into the room less than five minutes later, so I can guarantee he did not look at the imaging (there are lots of CT scans on there and each set has numerous views and
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. Loading up all the different sets of imaging alone, without even looking at them, would have taken longer than five minutes.
When he came in, he was friendly but rushed. He started to go over my notes about my symptoms, and did a very quick and superficial exam. It seemed that he already had an idea of what he thought my issue was and was only looking for symptoms that matched his theory while ignoring other symptoms as irrelevant. When I asked him a question about the metal prong and whether it was part of the equation, he gave a cursory answer, and when I didn't understand and asked again, he started yelling at me. Literally, YELLING at me (with raised voice and all). He yelled that no one should ever try to take it out, that if someone did I would die, and any doctor who did that should
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his license. At that point, I yelled back and told him to stop, as I was in tears, and I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
I had long ago decided that I wouldn't listen to a word this doctor had to say, because of the cursory exam and then being yelled at, but I was too shocked to leave yet (and I was in a gown so I didn't feel like I could just stand up and walk out). I asked him if he had seen the CT scans I had given him to determine the metal in my back wasn't causing pain. He said he had seen the MRI, and that was more important because it showed the nerves, and I asked again if he had seen the scans. He said yes. So, after not looking at the scans, he lied to me about it.
He started trying to tell me how he thought the piece of metal got there in the way that it did, telling me it "probably" did this or that, and it "probably" wasn't a further issue. When I asked him if the piece of metal was sticking out far enough to hurt any surrounding
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structures (like blood
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or organs), he said no, it wasn't, or it would have interacted with the
Houston Back Doctors Provider Name Locked
(the body's biggest blood
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). When I explained to him that, yes, the piece of metal had entered my spine from inside the
Houston Back Doctors Provider Name Locked
(a medical device which had been implanted in there had complications, and a long metal piece had gone through the wall of the
Houston Back Doctors Provider Name Locked
and lodged in my back). He looked at me in disbelief, and told me that couldn't have happened, because if that happened, I would have died. I assured him that it did happen that way, and he said it wasn't possible, because I would have bled out - and then he asked me if I bled out or not. (For the folks unfamiliar with medical terminology, "bleeding out" is what happens as a result of severe trauma, when a major artery or
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is cut, and a person "bleeds out" all their blood and
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.) So, when he asked me if I bled out, he was essentially asking me if I had died. And, if he had reviewed my images like he said he did, he would have seen that I was telling the truth and that was, in fact, what happened.
His ultimate diagnosis was that I had some sort of bursitis in the tendons on my thighs. He came to this conclusion after about three minutes of reading my symptoms and asking a few questions. The appointment was only about ten minutes long, and most of it was taken up by the arguing, yelling, guessing, and lying. However, he even got THAT wrong. Two other back surgeons I saw later that week both decided on a different diagnosis from Dr.
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's, and both of them had the same diagnosis as the other, and reached that conclusion independently (the second doctor didn't know I had gone to the first doctor) - and the information needed to pinpoint the issue was in the MRI, which Dr.
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supposedly reviewed.
He was a horrible doctor - he gave a very cursory exam and only looked for symptoms that fit his idea of what was going on; he he yelled at me for asking questions, he lied to me about viewing my imaging that I had brought for him to review; he guessed at what the imaging showed; and he didn't believe me when I explained what had happened.
I will NEVER go to this provider again. He could be the greatest thing since sliced bread in the back surgery field and I still wouldn't recommend him. If I hadn't gotten such stellar treatment from the other providers at
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, I would not have returned.
- Julie H.
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I am very satisfied with the surgery and the outcome. I'm back to doing my normal stuff and he was extremely skilled. He was very friendly and took his time with me to ask questions and make sure I understood. I would definitely refer people to him.
- CAROLE F.
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We used Dr.
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. He was recommended by another person. My experience with him was fine. There is nothing good about a neck surgery but the surgeons were good. The waiting environment and the office space was good. I don't plan but I would use them again in the future if needed.
- Katherine M.
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Recovery was six weeks, just as estimated before surgery. Diagnosis was completed on the second visit after reviewing the MRI. I went here after wasting 3 months at Triangle Ortho while they were trying to figure it out. Full recovery after one year. Now it's almost like it never happened. Do yourself a favor, don't procrastinate getting it done, it's not worth it. Dr.
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and Dr.
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are top notch professionals in my book. YOU DO have to follow up and do the PT afterward. Follow the instructions and you will have good results.
- walt V.
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When I got there they put me with the PA, he overstepped his boundaries and the staff told me that he was an orthopedic surgeon, which clearly he is not even a physician.I had to make a fuss about it in order to see the actual orthopedic spine doctor, because they kept on telling me that the PA was a surgeon. Next they tell me that I needed spine injections, but I would have to pay cash even though I have insurance. I was in so much pain I was willing to do anything, but I did insist that Dr. lockstadt do the injections. He did them and it didn't work... And I was stuck with the bill. After I spoke to my insurance company I found out the reason why they wanted me to pay cash... This procedure was not covered for my condition, because this was not a condition that would be releived by an injection. Obviously they knew they were doing something wrong, and that is why they wanted me to pay cash up front. It was a horrible shame because I love all the other doctors and staff at
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orthopedics and hand care and I've never had this type of unprofessional negligent treatment before. My husband was so upset about it that he complained, and the next thing you know I got a letter in the mail saying that I'm not allowed to be treated at their facility anymore!
- Renae D.
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No problems post-surgery; follow-ups with Dr.
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were prompt; I was never rushed when I was in his office. He and his staff are friendly, kind and, although I hope I never have to use them again, I would in a heartbeat if I had to. If you need any sort of spine/back surgery, this is your team.
- Catherine P.

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Allen, Dr. Joseph C

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Ansell, Dr. Lee V.

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Bernhard Meyer MD,PA

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Bonaventure Ngu MD

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Caban, Dr. Mabel E

301 University Blvd
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Camille George MD

4126 Southwest Fwy
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Cech, Dr. David A.

6560 Fannin St
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Chen, Dr. Lilly L

301 University Blvd
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CHRISTUS St John Hospital

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Croft, Dr. Stacy

54 Sugar Creek Center Blvd
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Cubbage, Dr. Matthew P.

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Darrell Hanson MD

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David Cech MD,PA

6560 Fannin St
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Davino, Dr. Nelson A.

1517 Thompson Rd
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Derek Jones MD

7731 Southwest Fwy
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Dr Adam Freedhand

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Dr Adam Weglein

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Dr. Christoph B Meyer MD

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Etminan, Dr. Mohammad

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First Clony Aquatic Rehabilitation Center

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Fondren Orthopedic Group

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Fondren Orthopedic Group

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Fondren Orthopedic Group LLP

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Garges, Dr. Kim

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Greider, Dr. Thomas D.

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Guzel, Dr. Volkan

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Hall, Dr. Hailey L.

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Heilman, Dr. Alan E

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Henry Small MD

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Hosun Hwang MD

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HoSun Hwang, M.D.

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Houston Center of Spinal Recnst

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Houston Spine Surgery

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HoustonMedicalProfSocialConnection22

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Huete, Dr. Kenneth

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Institute For Spinal Disorder

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J M Graham

9200 Pinecroft Dr
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James Ghadially MD

3262 Westheimer Rd
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James Graham MD,PHD

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Jeremy Wang MD,BS

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John Berry MD

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Joseph Allen MD

7401 S Main St
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Kant, Dr. Andrew P

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Kant, Dr. Andrew P.

18220 Texas 249
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Kenneth Lee MD,PHD

2336 Texas St
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Kevin Moran MD,MS

2727 W Holcombe Blvd
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Kozak, Dr. Jeffrey A

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KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A.

18220 Texas 249
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KSF Orthopedic Center, P.A.

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Labbe, Dr. Marc R.

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Likover, Dr. Larry

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Methodist Center Orthopedic Sgy

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Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas

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Meyer, Dr. Christoph

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Michael Kaldis MD

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Michael Leahy MD

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Michele Johnson MD

6400 Fannin St Ste 2800
Houston

Mohr, Dr. Alexander

13300 Hargrave Ste 400
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Muffoletto, Dr. Anthony J

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Ngu, Dr. Bonaventure

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1201 Brooks St
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Palmer, Dr. Kenneth D

6624 Fannin St
Houston

Palmer, Dr. Kenneth D.

6624 Fannin St
Houston

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Paul Salinas MD

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2727 W Holcombe Blvd
Houston

Rex Marco MD

6700 West Loop S
Bellaire

Richard Francis MD

6410 Fannin St
Houston

Richard Francis MD,MBA

5420 W Loop S Fwy
Bellaire

Richard Westmark MD

18333 Ergret Bay Blvd
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Richmond Bone & Joint Clinic

1517 Thompson Rd
Richmond

Richmond Bone & Joint Clinic

21222 Kingsland Blvd
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Robert Mohr MD

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Rodriguez, Dr. Jose

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Rubin Bashir MD

6620 Main St
Houston

Samer Tawakkol MD

12121 Richmond Ave
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Saqib Siddiqui MD

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Sassard, Dr. Walter R.

6624 Fannin St
Houston

Sassard, Dr. Walter R.

6624 Fannin St
Houston

Serv All Vacuums

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Small, Dr. Henry N.

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Southwest Orthopedic Group

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Spine Associates

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Spine Care Southwest PA

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Houston

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Stanley Jones MD

7500 Beechnut St
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Stephen Esses MD

6560 Fannin St
Houston

Stephen I Esses

6560 Fannin St
Houston

Steven Esses MD

6560 Fannin St
Houston

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Sturgis, Dr. Erich M.

1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston

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1315 St Joseph Pkwy
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Houston

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Surgery Associates of Houston

8200 Wednesbury Ln
Houston

Texas Orthopaedic & Sports Med

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The Methodist Hospital

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University General Hospital

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