Spine Associates - Back to Normal

About Us

 I knew from the start that I wanted to do something special. Following extensive medical training in spine medicine and four years as Assistant Professor of Spine Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, I knew exactly what it was. ~ Richard R.M. Francis, M.D.

Our practice is grounded in our mission and values, which reflect our high regard for conservatism, quality of care, timeliness, and the most up to date technology. We aspire to develop genuine relationships with each patient and ensure a safe and rewarding experience throughout every step of their treatment and recovery. The health of our patients is the benchmark of our success.

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Our mission is simple: To give each adult and child the best of ourselves. Every time.

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Our vision is to always be the benchmark for excellence in spine surgery: To always provide cutting edge technologies and treatments that change lives and restore function.

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What we value most: timeliness, teamwork, quality of care, and conservatism.

All patients are offered an appointment to see Dr. Francis within three days of calling, and on the same day if needed. At every visit, patients are seen directly by Dr. Francis. The referring provider receives a letter or call regarding the patients’ consults within 24 hours. We have built close relationships with teams of neurologists, physical medicine and pain specialists to assure timely delivery of care.

We emphasize the value of conservatism. Because most spine conditions will resolve with non-operative care, we only offer surgery after examining and exhausting all reasonable forms of conservative treatment options.

For the comfort of our patients waiting to be seen, our inviting waiting area features a flat screen television, magazines, and a fully-stocked coffee bar and a charging station for universal smart phones and tablets.



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