Lakewood Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

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(469) 341-5676

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.





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.

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

Angie is the clinical coordinator for our office. She is the physician extender/athletic trainer that works with Dr. Gemas, Dr. Patel and when needed with Dr. Stanley. She will be intimately involved with your care as she works with the physicians. Angie 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 is also the cast tech for our office and applies and removes most of the braces, casts and splints the doctor's order. She will also be the individual who will complete all disability and FMLA paperwork for our patients. When needed, Angie is able to take x-rays for our patients as well.

Medical Assistant

Cynthia is the medical assistant to Dr. Stanley and will also assist our other doctors as needed. 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. Cynthia is also available to take x-rays when needed and is one of the staff members who will call and confirm your appointment the day before you are to come in.

Athletic Trainer/Clinical Assistant

Nick is the certified athletic trainer who assists Dr. Gemas and Dr. Patel at our Rockwall location. He assists the doctors in caring for our patients by taking health vitals, reviewing patient medical history and entering patient information into charts, etc. Nick assists with bracing, splinting and casting and is available for any questions you may have.

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. Brenda is the individual who handles any billing issues for our patients. Expect to hear from her the day after your surgery as she calls to ensure you are doing well.

Schedule Coordinator

Brian is the individual that you will see at the close of your visit with us. He will assist you in checking out from the office by ensuring that you have all the appropriate paperwork and will schedule your follow up appointment if needed. He also schedules the radiology referrals for MRI's, CT's, etc. In addition to his check out duties, Brian is the referral coordinator for Dr. Patel and Dr. Stanley and as an athletic trainer will occasionally assist with patient care and translate for our Spanish speaking patients and family.

Medical Records Coordinator

Tracy is the medical records coordinator for our offices. She organizes all record requests and processes them to the appropriate locations. Tracy travels to the Rockwall office several days a week and acts as the office coordinator with responsibilities for check in and out and coordinates your scheduling for further studies and/or referrals which are needed. She is also the referral coordinator for Dr. Gemas.

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 247 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 also is involved in special projects of 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.

Assistant Outreach / Athletic Trainer Coordinator

Bob Ramos, LAT, ATC
Bob is the assistant to Dave and is vital in assisting that office accomplish all of its tasks. He is responsible for mentoring the athletic trainers in our outreach athletic training program and is intimately involved in the hiring process for those positions. He has responsibilities for the compliance and functioning of our athletic trainer services coverage schedule.

As a seasoned athletic trainer, Bob brings a tremendous amount of experience to our continuing education program making it a successful endeavor for athletic trainers. He has been providing excellent leadership to our toy drive for Santa's Helpers. This program has grown to a level of collecting over 1,000 toys a year for the benefit of children in the DFW area.

Athletic injury hotline 972-523-1749


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

Doctors Hospital
Lake Pointe Medical Center
Medical City of Dallas
Pine Creek Hospital

Insurance Plans Accepted

Current plans accepted, but not limited to
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Bravo Health Medicare HMO
  • Cigna
  • CorVel PPO/Workers Comp
  • Coventry Natl Ntwk/ First Health/Workers Comp
  • Department of Labor
  • First Health
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care PPO
  • Health Springs
  • Humana
  • Independent Medical Systems PPO
  • Interplan
  • Medicare Advantage
  • National Choice Care PPO/Work Comp
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • Prime Health Service PPO/ Work Comp
  • Principle Edge Network
  • Secure Horizons
  • Sedgwick CMS/Southwest Medical Network W/C
  • Texan Plus
  • Texas Healthcare Foundation Work Comp
  • Texas Kids First
  • Texas True Choice
  • TriCare Standard
  • United Health Care
  • Work Comp

*We also accept insurance plans that offer out-of network benefits. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns about your current benefit plan.