Dr. Richard RM Francis, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Surgery of the Spine


  • Board Certified
  • Accepts Insurance Plans
  • Has Online Scheduling


Dr. Francis has been practicing medicine for nearly two decades. Since founding Spine Associates in 2003, he has built a considerable reputation by maintaining a conservative approach to treating all … Read more ›

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Office Hours

  • Mon:8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue:6:30am - 7:30pm
  • Wed:8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu:6:30am - 7:30pm
  • Fri:8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat:7:00am - 5:00pm

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I was dealing with lower lumbar back pain for approximately two (2) years. Gradually the pain got worse along with stinging pain down the back of my right leg. In November of 2013 I had an MRI done which revealed two herniated discs L4-L5 and L5-S1. Physical therapy and injections helped temporarily but the pain returned e…

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Provider Training

University Of West Indies Faculty of Medicine Kingston JamaicaDoctorateMD1988
Rice UniversiyMasters DegreeMBA2003

Fellowship - Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghGeneral Surgery 1993
Fellowship - Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghBoard Certification in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surg1999
Fellowship - Baylor College of MedicineSpine Surgery 2000

CertificationCert. BodyYear
Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery1988

Experience & Accolades

Assistant Professor Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of Texas-Houston Health Science Center
2000 - 2003
Doctor in Family PracticeKingston, Jamaica
1991 - 1992
Senior House Officer in Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, AccidentUniversity Hospital of West Indies and Kingston Public Hospital
1989 - 1990
Intern in General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal MedicinUniversity Hospital of the West Indies and the Spanish Town Hospital, Jamaica
1988 - 1989

MemberNorth American Spine Society
1999 - Present

Publication Publisher Title Published
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleThe Journal of Bone and Joint SurgeryThe supracondylar intramedullary nail in elderly patients with distal femoral fractures (Abstract).1998
Online ArticleOrthopedic Product NewsTrauma protocols on the internet1997
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticlePrinciples and Practice of SpineSurgerySurgical approaches and reconstruction of the sacrum.2002
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleWest Indian Medical Journal Lumbar disc herniation: A discussion of its pathogenesisand surgical treatment by micro-discectomy1988
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleBritish Journal of Hospital Medicine 57:9The use of thromboprophylaxis forroutine total hip replacements by British orthopaedic surgeons1997
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleJournal of the Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghThe use of the supracondylar nail fordistal femoral fractures in elderly osteoporotic patients. A re1996

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Medical Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgeon - Sub-Specialty: Surgery of the Spine

Diplomat of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery) Postdoctoral Fellow in Spine Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX 4 years as Assistant Professor of Spine Surgery (UT)

Years In Practice: 32 (started in 1988)

Accepts New Patients: Yes

Dr. Francis specializes in treating the following types of patients:

  • Adults
  • Athletes
  • Frequent Travelers
  • Patients who require on-demand/off-hours access to
  • Teens and Young Adults
  • Veterans

Medical Philosophy: Functional Medicine

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