"Recently moving to Austin, Dr. Pember has extensive experience in orthopedic sports medicine and trauma care. Dr. Merritt Pembercompleted his orthopedic surgery residency at Texas Tech in 2004.
After residency Dr. Pember served in the Army from 2004-2008 and cared for the orthopedic needs of military service members stateside and over seas. He has shared his knowledge at national presentations regarding war-zone orthopedic care based on his experience in Iraq.
In 2008, Dr. Pember was honorably discharged from the Army and started a private practice, he has extensive experience in the latest techniques of arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, joint replacement surgery and adult/pediatric fracture care."
"Direct Orthopedic Care, DOC, is a walk-in, immediate access orthopedic clinic. We are open 7 days a week with no appointment necessary. If you have an orthopedic injury or chronic condition, you can receive immediate care by orthopedic specialists without the time or expense of an ER visit.
The ER will refer you to orthopedic experts for surgery, placing a cast on a broken bone, physical therapy treatment or more thorough diagnosis of an injury or condition. So why not eliminate additional expenses by skipping the ER and going straight to DOC?
The DOC team consists of Board-certified, Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeons and specialty-trained Physician Assistants; Pain Management physicians and Pain Management specialty-trained Physician Assistants. You can avoid the wait at the ER by coming to DOC first. There is never a facility fee or high co-pay at DOC."