Round Rock – Orthopedic – Specialist Team



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From children to adults, Direct Orthopedic Care physicians and orthopedic-specialty trained Physician Assistants offer fast, affordable treatment of all minor to urgent orthopedic injuries, as well as chronic orthopedic conditions. (see our full list of services).

Lisa Cronin

Lisa Cronin, PA-C

Lisa attended the College of William and Mary in the beautiful state of Virginia. There, she majored in Biology, and lettered in NCAA Div I Track & Field for 4 yrs.

She earned a Masters in Exercise Physiology from the University of Texas at Austin and then a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas at Galveston-Medical Branch.

She has practiced in Orthopedics for 12 years: 4 years of Adult General practice, a year of Spine Surgery, and 7 years of Pediatric General practice at Austin’s Level 1 Children’s Hospital. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery, and the American College of Sports Medicine.

She likes to read and travel, and has recently swapped out running for hiking and camping. She has a very adorable mutt named Goose.

James Jelen, PhD, PA-C

Jim is a practicing physician assistant with over 33 years of guest care experience in clinical, surgical, and administrative positions. He has been teaching medical skills, leadership, professionalism, resource management, compliance, and ethics for over 40 years.

Jim retired from the U.S. Army in 1995 with over 22 years of honorable service. He retired from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2015 where he was an assistant professor with the Department of Orthopaedics and the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.

Jim and his wife have 34 years of marriage and live in San Antonio, Texas. Their two daughters are college graduates who are successfully following their own career paths. He enjoys the pleasure that woodworking brings and unwinds at the lake while fishing, star gazing, and enjoying the serenity of the outdoors.


Joshua Fox, M.D.

  • Medical School: University of Texas Medical School
  • Residency: University of Texas Southwest Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Texas Southwest Medical Center/ Parkland

Dr. Joshua Fox is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon treating patients from in and around Austin, Texas. His areas of expertise are in reconstructive surgery for joints and extremities, joint replacement, and treatments for elbows, shoulders, knees, and hips.

John Pearce, D.P.M.

  • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Bexar County Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Texas Health Science Center

Dr. Pearce’s provides services including general orthopedics, sports medicine, as well as shoulder, elbow, hand, and lower extremity reconstruction.

Stephen Pearce, M.D.

  • Medical School: Southwestern Medical School
  • Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and St. Luke’s Roosevelt

Dr. Pearce has been repeatedly recognized by Austin Monthly magazine as one of Austin’s Best Doctors. Patients from throughout Austin, Texas benefit from his expertise in shoulder, elbow, and hand reconstruction, sports medicine, general orthopedics, and joint replacement surgery.


Direct Orthopedic Care – Round Rock
2000 S Interstate Hwy 35
Round Rock, TX 78681

(512) 599-9180

MON-FRI: 8:00A-8:00P
SAT-SUN: 10:00A-8:00P


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