John S. Early, M. D.

John S. Early, M.D. is a board certified Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the care of foot and ankle abnormalities. His interests range from the management of toe deformities to restoring weight-bearing function with complex reconstructions. His specialty is managing severe fractures of the foot and ankle and correcting neuromuscular imbalance caused by disease or injury. He is well versed in the use of internal fixation as well as complex external frames for limb reconstruction.

Dr. Early is internationally known and nationally sought after for his expertise in complex foot and ankle reconstruction. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on issues relating to foot and ankle care. He is co-director of a well-regarded foot and ankle fellowship that continues to train orthopaedic physicians in the subspecialty care of foot and ankle disease.

Prior to his association with Texas Orthopaedic Associates, he spent 10 years on the fulltime Orthopaedic faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas as head of the Foot and Ankle division.  Presently, Dr. Early holds the title of Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Southwestern Medical Center.

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James C. Sterling, M.D.

A board certified sports medicine, sports medicine concussion and conservative spine specialist, Dr. James C. Sterling uses a holistic approach to alleviate musculoskeletal problems and return patients to daily routines and recreational activities.

Dr. Sterling was the Head Physician for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy, charged with overseeing medical personnel and athletic trainers who supported the U.S. Olympic athletes. Previously, Dr. Sterling was the Head Physician for the 2000 U.S. Paralympic Team in Sydney, Australia; physician for the 1998 U.S. Winter Olympic team in Japan; and 1996 Paralympics team in Atlanta.

A sports enthusiast and avid fan, Dr. Sterling can empathize with the aches, pains and problems common to the active individual whether amateur or world-class.

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F. Corry Payne, III, M.D.

Dr. F. Corry Payne’s busy practice includes patients of all ages, but the Dallas native admits feeling “right at home” treating even the youngest of athletes. For the past two decades, the orthopedic surgeon has repaired the knee injuries – his specialty being ACL reconstructions – and the bumps and bruises commonly found in athletes ranging from novice competitors to high-level athletes.

Board-certified in orthopedic surgery since 1987, Dr. Payne serves as a team physician to the Dallas Independent School District and Lake Highlands High School.  He has also volunteered with Dallas Cup Soccer, World Cup Soccer and the Women’s U.S. Olympic Ski Team.  He is a Clinical Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Dr. Payne follows in the footsteps of his father, a popular Dallas pediatrician for more than 45 years. He attended SMU and UT Southwestern Medical School. While in medical school, he was involved in sports medicine research including three months at the famed August Krough Institute for the Theory of Gymnastics in Copenhagen, Denmark. He completed his orthopedic surgery training at UT Southwestern followed by two fellowships, knee surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Payne, a father of four, enjoys attending sporting events and concerts with his wife and kids. During the summer, he escapes the Texas heat by visiting his wife’s family in the Utah mountains and their family house boat on Lake Powell.

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Certification

Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 1995

Honors

D Magazine “Best Doctors” 2001 – Present
Texas Monthly Magazine “Super Docs” 2005 – Present
President Texas Sports Medicine Society
Team Physician, United States Ski Team
1994 Men’s Downhill – Saalbach Hinterglem, Austria World Cup
1994 Men’s Technical – Kranjska Gora, Solvenia World Cup
1995 Men’s Technical – Furano, Japan World Cup
1996 Men’s Downhill – Kitzbuhel, Austria World Cup
1997 Men’s Downhill – Chamonix, France World Cup
1998 Men’s and Women’s – Crans Montana, Switzerland World Cup Final
Orthopaedic Surgeon, World Cup U.S.A. 1994 Soccer Cotton Bowl – Dallas, Texas
Orthopaedic Surgeon, U.S. National Figure Skating Championship 2002 – Dallas, Texas
Honorary Member, Southwest Athletic Trainers Association
Team Physician, Mesquite Poteet High School
Team Physician, West Mesquite High School
Team Physician, Wylie High School
Team Physician, Forney High School
Team Physician, Mesquite Horn High School

Training

Undergraduate
Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas; 1979 – 1981
Major:  Biology; Degree:  Bachelor of Arts
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; 1977 – 1978
Major:  Biology

Graduate
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee; 1981 – 1985
Degree:  Doctor of Medicine

Internship
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; 1985 – 1986
General Surgery

Residency
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; 1986 – 1987
General Surgery – Parkland Memorial Hospital
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 1987 -1992
Orthopaedic Surgery – Parkland Memorial Hospital

Fellowship
Knee and Shoulder Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, Colorado; 1992 – 1993


Robert R. Scheinberg, M.D.

Dr. Robert R. Scheinberg is regarded as a leader and authority in the field of sports medicine.  He treats athletes whose levels range from professional and collegiate to high school and recreational.  As a team physician for the United States Ski Team and multiple local high schools, he has a special interest in sports-related injuries, arthroscopic reconstructive surgery of the knees, shoulder, elbow and hip.

Elected by his peers as one of the best doctors in Dallas, Texas Superdocs, and Best Doctors in America, Dr. Scheinberg has been board-certified in orthopaedic surgery since 1995.  He is a past president of the Texas Society for Sports Medicine and an honorary member of the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association.

Teaching remains one of Dr. Scheinberg’s interests.  He is a clinical assistant professor at UT Southwestern Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  The author of numerous papers and book chapters, he has presented and lectured at national and international conferences.  Dr. Scheinberg has developed innovative orthopaedic implants and techniques which are widely used by sports medicine surgeons around the world.

Recognized as one of the nation’s most experienced hip arthroscopic surgeons, he teaches and lectures in the US and abroad to fellow orthopedists about his techniques.

Dr. Scheinberg enjoys golf, skiing, running and fitness training with his family which includes his wife; Deon, a physical therapist and former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader; his twins, Blake and Layne; and 2 Great Danes.

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Jason LaFon MS, PA-C

Jason LaFon MS, PA-C is a new provider at Texas Orthopedic Associates.  He has over 9 years of experience in orthopedic foot and ankle injuries such as fracture care, sprains, sport-related injuries, and overuse syndromes.  Additionally, he has experience as a surgical assistant as well as post-operative care in total joint replacement such as hip, knee, and ankle in addition to common injuries associated with general orthopedics.  A Texas native, he has a Bachelors of Science in Zoology with Chemistry minor from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

In preparation course work for physician assistant school, he was on the Dean’s List at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Colorado.  He received his Masters of Physician Assistant Science from the University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, one of the oldest programs in the nation.  After graduation, he received special recognition by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) for achievements in and knowledge of surgery.  He is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  Mr. LaFon is the official orthopedic PA (and coach) of the Storm, All-Stars, and Butterflies soccer teams.


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Certification

Board Certified In Family Practice since October 2003
Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine from American
College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and AOASM

Honors

President’s Scholar, University of Oklahoma
President, Golden Key National Honor Society, University of Oklahoma
Class President, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic  Medicine
Vice President, Sports Medicine Club

Training

Undergraduate
University of Oklahoma,  Norman, Oklahoma; 1991 -1995
Degree:  B.A./B.S.

Graduate
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, Oklahoma; 1996 – 2000
Degree:  Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship
Tulsa Regional Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma;  2000 – 2001

Residency
Tulsa Regional Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma; 2001 -2003

Fellowship
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; 2003 – 2005


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