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s Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine continues
its legacy caring for the orthopedic needs of our
community with three convenient full-service locations,
it’s the Sherman clinic that holds an extra special place
in the heart of Brian L. Hambrick, MPAS, PA-C.
Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provides care for a full
range of musculoskeletal disorders, diseases, and injuries to the
human body, with areas of specialty including adult hip and
knee reconstruction, adult hip and knee revisions, robotic-assisted
joint resurfacing, knee arthroscopy, foot, ankle, and trauma.
An orthopedic physician assistant and a sports medicine specialist at Alpha
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine’s Sherman office, Hambrick is honored to care
for the residents of the area where he was born and raised. Bringing the best
orthopedic care to the place he calls home is a lifelong dream realized for Ham-
brick, who grew up with a deep love for family, community, and sports.
His dad was a coach, principal, and superintendent for Sherman Inde-
pendent School District, where Brian and his younger brother played
on the varsity basketball team. He didn’t stray far from home when
embarking on his professional education at Austin College, also in
Sherman. After years of playing basketball, Hambrick developed a
keen interest in sports injuries, a field he approached vigorously and
with the same laser focus that he applied on the basketball court.
“I pursued a dual Master’s Degree at Austin College in sports med-
icine and pre-med biology with a minor in chemistry. It forged
the foundation of biomechanics, biology and chemistry and gave
me a foundation for graduate school,” explains Hambrick.
After graduation, Hambrick began a paid medical internship at North
Texas Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, where he worked with pa-
tients one-on-one and gained first-hand professional experience.
From there, he enrolled at the University of Texas Pan-American in Ed-
inburgh, Texas, where he earned his Master’s of Physician Assistant
Degree, graduating with honors and an impressive 3.76 GPA.
“We’re trained on a medical model like physicians. The good thing
about physician assistant training is that you’re also trained in every
facet of medicine. You get a more holistic training; you’re able to treat
more and understand more than one problem,” says Hambrick, point-
ing out that the physician assistant profession was created to help de-
crease the stress of a rising sick population and a decreasing number
of medical providers. “Where I trained, I trained under physicians and
PAs that were the only source of medical providers within miles.”
Brian L. Hambrick
Orthopedic Physician Assistant
& Sports Medicine Specialist
It was a chance encounter that led to a meeting with renowned orthopedic
surgeon Dr. Charles Toulson, who’d go on to found Dallas’ premier destina-
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TEXOMA AREA Living Well Magazine | MAY/JUNE 2020