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Team Physicians

Our Head Team Physcian
  John C. Sparks, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.


Undergraduate Education
Texas A&M University 1979-1982
Three-year program

Honors and Activities
1. President's Endowed Scholar 1979-1982
2. Distinguished Student 1979-1982
3. Dean's Honor Roll Spring 1981
4. Honors Program 1979-1982

Medical Education
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio 1982-1986
Doctor of Medicine, graduated in the top 20 percent of class

Honors and Activities
1. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1986-present
2. "Buddy Program" for incoming freshman 1983-1984
3. Anatomy Teaching Assistant 1985

Post Graduate Education
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Orthopaedics - Transitional Internship 1986-1987

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Orthopaedics 1987-1991
Graduation date: June 30, 1991

Honors and Activities
1. "Warrior" Commission - given by the Department of Orthopaedics, Wilford Hall Medical Center for active participation in the care of American soldiers injured during the Panama Conflict, December 1989
2. Team Physician - Edison High School "Red Raiders" 1990

Medical Licensure
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners 1990
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 1993 - Board Certification
Passed Written Boards 1991
Passed Oral Boards 1993
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 2002 - Recertification

Professional Memberships
American Medical Society 1986
Bexar County Medical Society 1986
Texas Medical Association 1986
Dallas Medical Society 1991
Candidate Member American Academy of Orthopaedics 1991
Texas Orthopaedic Association 2002

Hospital Affiliations
Irving Healthcare Systems - Active Staff 1991-1995
Conroe Regional Medical Center - Active Staff 1996-Present
Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands - Courtesy Staff 1997-Present
HealthSouth Conroe Surgery Center - Active Staff 1997-Present
St. Luke's Community Medical Center - The Woodlands

Practice Experience
The Medical and Surgical Clinic Of Irving Aug. 1991-Dec 1995: Private Practice
John C. Sparks, Jr., M.D.P.A. July 1996-Present: Private Practice

1. Irving School Team Co-Physician 1991-1994
2. Utilization Management Committee - Irving Healthcare Systems 1994-1995
3. Utilization Management Committee - Hospital PHO 1994
4. Executive Committee - The Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving 1994-1995
5. Compensation Committee - The Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving 1994-1995
6. Orthopaedic Spokesperson "Health and You" October 1995 KRLD News Radio
7. Willis ISD Team Physician - 1997-Present
8. Member of Medical Executive Committee - HealthSouth Conroe Surgery Center 1998
9. Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery - Conroe Regional Medical Center 2002
10. Member on Board of Managers HealthSouth Conroe Surgery Center 2002
11. Medical Director for Conroe MRI-Diagnostics, LTD. 2002


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John Fackler, MD, FAAOS is an Orthopedic Surgeon at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. He specializes in treating patients of all ages with various orthopedic issues.
His specialties include arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, knee replacement, fracture care, in addition to general orthopedics and sports medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Fackler received his Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and his medical degree from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, and completed his residency at Texas Tech/WBAMC Combined Orthopedic Residency Program in El Paso.
Dr. Fackler provides patients in Conroe, The Woodlands and surrounding areas with specialized care in a wide range of surgical and non-surgical needs.
James B Westmoreland, MD
James Westmoreland, MD completed his undergraduate degree in biology from Baylor University and earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he also completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Westmoreland is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Montgomery County Medical Society. He is experienced in providing comprehensive orthopaedic care, which encompasses advanced sports medicine, total joint replacements for the knee and hip, care for ligament and cartilage tears, orthopaedic trauma care and pediatric care and care for hand and upper extremity conditions and work-related injuries. In his spare time, Dr. Westmoreland enjoys playing golf and basketball, hunting, fishing and spending time with his children.
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