Spine Team Texas Physicians Recognized as Super Doctors

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Two Doctors from Spine Team Texas honored by Texas Monthly magazine

A Team Approach to Back & Neck Pain

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“What makes the Super Doctors list such a significant achievement is the detailed selection criteria.

Spine Team Texas is proud to announce Ryan S. Reeves, M.D., and Eric J. Coligado, M.D., are both included in the MSP Communications exclusive list of esteemed physicians. MSP Communications, researcher and publisher of the annual Super Doctors® list, employs a rigorous, multi-step process to select physicians for inclusion in their publication that recognizes a diverse pool of medical doctors over various specialties.

“What makes the Super Doctors list such a significant achievement is the detailed selection criteria,” said Mark Hood, C.E.O. of Spine Team Texas. “Not only are physicians vetted for professional accomplishments, they must also have attained peer recognition during the period of time they’ve been in practice.”

Dr. Reeves’ inclusion on the Super Doctors list this year follows his presence on the Rising Star™ Super Doctor list in both 2013 and 2014. Rising Star candidates are evaluated over 10 areas including fellowships, professional activities, leadership positions, board certifications, honors and awards and have been fully licensed to practice for approximately 10 years or fewer. While approximately 5 percent of the physicians within Texas are named to Super Doctors, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. Dr. Reeves also recently received the distinguished Castle-Connelly “Top Doctors” nomination by his peers.

Dr. Eric Coligado is making his third consecutive appearance on the Super Doctors list this year. Since 2009, Dr. Coligado has consistently been listed in the Consumers’ Research Council of America’s “Guide to America’s Top Physicians,” and he’s been nominated as a “Top Doc” in his specialty by members of the Tarrant County Medical Society in Fort Worth Magazine seven times. He also recently received the distinguished Castle-Connelly “Top Doctors” nomination by his peers.

Each year MSP Communications invites doctors to nominate colleagues they know to be exceptional in their specified field. Physicians are posed this question: If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose? Numerous safeguards are in place to prevent ballot manipulation and doctors may not self-nominate. Their research staff then searches medical databases, online sources, and publications for doctors who have attained certain credentials, honors or professional achievements.

Nominees are then grouped into specialties and those with the highest scores from the nomination and evaluation steps are invited to serve on a "blue ribbon panel." Each panelist reviews and evaluates a list of nominees from his/her area of focus. Finally points are tallied with only the highest-scoring doctors included on the Super Doctors list. The research staff also independently reviews the discipline record of each candidate before publication and verifies that the doctor is active and in good standing.

Those physicians on the Super Doctors’ list can be searched online by the general public by name, location, or area of specialty at SuperDoctors.com. The list is published in the December issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

Bios of the Super Doctors from Spine Team Texas:

Ryan S. Reeves, M.D. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, specializing in acute spine pain management

Dr. Reeves is a fellowship-trained physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, specializing in the nonsurgical relief of back pain at Spine Team Texas. Dr. Reeves completed his fellowship at Orthopaedic Spine Specialists and has also published articles in peer reviewed journals as well as textbook chapters on interventional spine procedures. Dr. Reeves completed his residency at Ohio State University and his internship at Detroit Medical Center after obtaining his degree in biology from Wayne State University. He sees patients at the Southlake and Fort Worth-Alliance clinics.

Eric J. Coligado, M.D. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, specializing in acute musculoskeletal spine pain management & electrodiagnostic studies

Dr. Coligado provides comprehensive evaluations and nonsurgical spine care for Spine Team Texas patients. He provides a wealth of experience in the area of worker’s compensation and is certified to provide impairment ratings, IMEs, and EMG/nerve conduction studies. His expertise provides the full spectrum of nonsurgical spine pain management; including trigger point injections, acupuncture, and acute spine pain oral medication management. Dr. Coligado sees patients at the flagship Southlake facility and the satellite clinic in the HEB/Mid-cities area, allowing patients in that community convenient access to world-class spine care.

About Spine Team Texas

Spine Team Texas is a comprehensive spine center specializing in the treatment of neck and back pain, ranging from simple back or neck strains to the most complex spine surgeries. Through in-depth knowledge and a team approach to care, Spine Team Texas physicians and medical staff are dedicated to treating patients conservatively through education, spine-focused physical therapy, nonsurgical treatments, and minimally invasive spine surgery as a last resort or when medically necessary.

The comprehensive team includes physiatrists, specialized in acute spine pain management; neurosurgeons and an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques; spine-focused physical therapists; anesthesiologists, fellowship-trained in chronic spine pain management; and onsite registered nurses who help patients return to everyday activities. Established in December 2004, Spine Team Texas is headquartered in Southlake, Texas. The practice opened a fullservice, sister-facility in March 2009 in Rockwall, Texas; one in Fort Worth, Texas (Alliance), in 2013; a fourth location in Bedford, Texas, in August 2014; two additional facilities in 2015 in North Dallas (Richardson) and Allen, Texas, on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, for a total of six clinic locations. For more information, please visit SpineTeamTexas.com or connect with them on Facebook.com/SpineTeamTexas.

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