Round Rock – Orthopedic Specialist Team



No Appointment Necessary!

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).

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.


Mandi Amburn MMSc, PA-C

Mandi is a native Texan who grew up in Lubbock, Texas. She received her first undergraduate degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 2002. Then she attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and earned a second undergraduate degree in physician assistant studies and her Master of Science in Medical Sciences degree in 2005.

Mandi has an extensive background in orthopedics and sports medicine. She was a high school athletic trainer and earned a full ride scholarship to continue athletic training through college. Since receiving her Physician Assistant Certification in 2005 she has practiced in orthopedics. She has extensive experience in treating a wide range of guests, including athletes, joint replacement candidates and orthopedic oncology patients. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a current member of both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Texas Academy of Physician Assistants.

Mandi currently lives in Dallas. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and she is an avid sports fan.


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

(512) 599-9180


Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 12Noon-6pm

Direct Orthopedic Care, Specialist Skills Without the High ER Bill!