Azalea Orthopedics at

Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Urgent Care


  • Mon8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Tue8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Wed8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thu8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Fri8:00AM – 12:00PM
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed

Azalea Orthopedics at

UT Health East Texas Physicians Rehabilitation Center Athens


  • Mon8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Tue8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Wed8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thu8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Fri8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed

Azalea Orthopedics - Athens, TX

At Azalea Orthopedics in Athens, TX, Dr. Michael Merrick, Dr. William Schreiber and Dr. Jerry Schwarzbach provide patients of all ages with accurate diagnosis and cutting-edge orthopedic treatments for all injuries to the hip, knee, foot and ankle, elbow, shoulder, and spine!


Some Of The Injuries

Our Orthopedists In Athens, TX Treat

Our team of orthopedic specialists, including sub-specialized spine doctors, foot & ankle doctors, hip doctors, knee doctors, and hand & elbow doctors, provide comprehensive care for a wide range of orthopedic injuries!

Specific conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • ACL injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage and ligament tears
  • Hand injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Degenerative conditions of the hip and knee
  • Meniscus tears
  • Pre-arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Sprains, strains and fractures
  • Spine and Neck injuries and/or pain
  • Tendonitis or chronic tendon pain
  • Tennis elbow

Our Orthopedic

Treatment Plan In Athens

At Azalea Orthopedics in Athens, our orthopedists strive to treat all of your injuries with non-surgical procedures first and foremost! Opting for regimented rehabilitation with physical therapy, immobilization of the injury, and/or the use of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications, our sports medicine doctors will do everything they can to treat your pain with more simplified measures than surgery. Working closely with physical therapists and athletic trainers, our team of orthopedic surgeons use real-time evidence to tailor a unique treatment plan to each and every one of our patients.

What To Bring To

Your Athens Orthopedic Consultation

Please plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before your appointment to complete clinic and insurance forms.

  • Your photo ID, or military ID
  • Your completed health assessment forms
  • A referral form or number if required by your insurance carrier
  • A letter of authorization from your insurance carrier if your treatment is covered by Workers Compensation
  • Previous medical records, or arrange to have them transferred prior to your scheduled appointment time
  • X-rays, MRIs, EMGs, and operative reports, if applicable
  • Name, address, and phone number of your referring physician
  • Your insurance card or the name of your carrier; the plan, policy or group number; and the phone number of the insurance company. If covered by a spouse’s policy, know your spouse’s date of birth and their Social Security number

Get In Touch With

Azalea Orthopedics In Athens, TX Today!

At Azalea Orthopedics in Athens, our expert orthopedic surgeons strive to provide all of our patients with the most advanced orthopedic care in all of Texas! Feel free to contact us today to learn more about our non-surgical and surgical procedures, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Merrick or Dr. Schwarzbach. On behalf of our staff at Azalea Orthopedics in Athens, we can’t wait to hear from you, and look forward to helping you reinvigorate your body for an improved quality of life!


At This Location

Michael T. Merrick, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Spine & Neck
William E. Schreiber, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Jerry Schwarzbach, M.D. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation