Lakewood Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

About Us

Our mission at LOSM is to offer the highest level of expertise and personal touch for ALL your orthopaedic needs. We promise to provide top notch care using the most up to date technology. Our primary concern is the comfort and safety of our patients.

Our Physicians

Terry K. Gemas, M.D.




Nilpesh M. Patel, M.D.




James H. Stanley, M.D.




Front Office Reception

Debbie works the front desk of our office and will be the friendly face you will see when you first enter the office. She is the individual who will check you in for your appointment by verifying your insurance and making sure all the paperwork is complete. Debbie also helps to schedule appointments for our patients and is the individual who will return most phone calls left on the main voicemail.

Billing Manager

Samantha Peters
Samantha Peters is our in house billing manager. She will be the person who works directly with your insurance company to get your claims processed correctly. If you have billing questions you may call her directly at 469-378-3138, or contact her through email at She will also be the one to contact you about past due balances, setting up payment arrangements, or speak with you about any issues that may arise with your insurance claims.

X-Ray Technician

Gerardo is the x-ray technician for our office and thus is responsible for taking your x-rays. He will also assist with removing casts and splints. He is responsible for collecting your health vitals and inputting them into the computer system. Gerardo is also fluent in Spanish and helps our Spanish-speaking patients with our doctors so they feel more comfortable with their health issues.

Clinical Coordinator

Mindy is the Clinical Coordinator for our office. She is the physician extender/athletic trainer that works with Dr. Gemas, Dr. Patel and Dr. Stanley. She will be intimately involved with your care as she works with the physicians. Mindy has an upbeat personality and makes everyone feel comfortable and at ease. As the physician extender, you can expect her to return your calls to explain the directions and decisions of your doctor. She will also be the individual who will complete all disability and FMLA paperwork for our patients. When needed, Mindy is able to take x-rays for our patients as well.

Clinical Assistant

Trish is the medical assistant for Dr. Gemas, Dr. Patel and Dr. Stanley. She will take your health vitals as well as go over your health history with you. Working with the doctor, she will coordinate any referrals and prescriptions which are ordered for you in an efficient matter. Trish is one of the staff members who will call and confirm your appointment the day before you are to come in.



Referral Coordinator


Administrative Coordinator

Brenda is the administrative coordinator for our office. She schedules the surgeries for all three doctors and will answer your questions regarding preparing for the surgical procedure. She will work with you to get our patients scheduled at the appropriate facility, verifies your insurance and explains the financial process. Expect to hear from her the day after your surgery as she calls to ensure you are doing well.

Medical Records Coordinator

Tina is the medical records coordinator for our offices. She organizes all record requests and processes them to the appropriate locations.

Office Manager


For general questions about the office please email

Practice Liaison

Dave Burton, MS, LAT, ATC
As the practice liaison for Lakewood Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, he has multiple responsibilities. He is the director of our athletic training services outreach program and works with various schools and athletic organizations to provide services and medical coverage for events. Our outreach athletic trainers collectively have 263 years of experience and this is the individual to contact if your group is in need of athletic medical coverage.

Dave assists the office manager in marketing the practice by working various events, visiting with other medical offices and organizations and introducing them to the LOSM philosophy of "A Whole New World of Care" for patient care.

He also participates in clinical patient care by providing quality Kinesio Taping applications for various issues and conditions as an Internationally Certified Practitioner. He performs the physical performance tests for the physicians to assist in determining when the patient is ready to resume full athletic activity. Dave has vast experience in developing exercise and/or rehab prescription programs and works with individual patients and athletic organizations.

The office provides continuing education programs for athletic trainers during the year and Dave is responsible for the planning and implementation of these events. The "Advanced Education Seminar" in late January every year is the signature event for our office and is a NATA CEC advanced level course. Other health professionals have the option to attend these events.

He's also involved in special projects for the office and physicians such as research, publications, WFAA Santa's Helpers toy drive at Christmas and is the clinic coordinator for the Fall season Saturday morning injury clinic.

Dave was recently inducted in the Duncanville ISD Athletic Hall of Honor.


ACL Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Meniscal/Cartilage Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic SLAP/Labral Repair
Carpal Tunnel Release
Total Joint Replacements
Fracture Fixation
Needle Aponeurotomy
Other Arthroscopic Surgeries of all major joints

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Gemas
City Hospital At White Rock
Pine Creek Medical Center
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale

Dr. Patel
City Hospital At White Rock
Pine Creek Medical Center
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
Rockwall Surgery Center
Medical City of Dallas

Dr. Stanley
City Hospital At White Rock
Pine Creek Medical Center
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
Texas Presbyterian Kaufman

Insurance Plans Accepted

Current plans accepted, but not limited to

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