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Darin Tessier, M. D.

Darin Tessier, M.D. Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine
Clinical Specialties: Knee, Shoulder, Hip, Elbow, Sports Medicine

Dr. Darin Tessier trained at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, under the tutelage of renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, who is highly regarded for his work with college and professional athletes. Dr. Tessier also earned his medical degree from The University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio where he also completed his internship and residency.

Most recently, Dr. Tessier received his Fellowship at Fellowship Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Tessier specializes in sports medicine with a focus on the latest techniques in arthroscopy and treatment of sports-related injuries, as well as open and arthroscopic treatment of hip, knee, shoulder and elbow injuries. In addition, he treats cartilage injuries in the knee with articular cartilage implantation and meniscal transplantation.

Dr. Tessier has served as an assistant team physician with the University of Alabama, the University of West Alabama, Jacksonville State University, the Birmingham Barons (AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) and high schools throughout the Birmingham metro area.

Dr. Tessier and his wife have three children. In his spare time, he participates in wildlife habitat management and enjoys football, baseball, hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities with his family.


sam ryan

Sam Ryan, PA-C, MSPAS, MSPhysician Assistant

Sam Ryan, PA-C, MSPAS, MS is a physician assistant licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He received his Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University in Kinesiology. After graduating, he returned to Texas Tech as a graduate teaching assistant and received a Masters Degree in Neuromuscular Science, with an emphasis in Human Performance. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist. Sam also served as a strength and conditioning intern for Texas Tech’s men and women’s basketball teams. Subsequently, Sam graduated from the University of St. Francis in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he received his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. His masters thesis in PA school was regenerative injection therapy involving upper extremity injuries.

In his free time, his hobbies include exercise, piano, being outdoors, hunting, cooking and watching movies. Sam speaks English and is conversational in French.

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