Javier Rios, MD

Sports Medicine

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Accepting New Patients

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

About Me

Dr. Javier Rios is a board-certified and fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physician. He obtained his medical degree and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Rios then completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His practice focuses on the nonsurgical management of all musculoskeletal orthopedic conditions and sports injuries in athletes and active people. He also manages chronic conditions such as arthritis that can make a person's everyday activities difficult. Dr. Rios treats acute and chronic injuries and takes a non-operative approach to the management of joint disorders, including neck and back injuries. He is proficient in casting and splinting fractures that do not require surgery, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound-guided injections of the shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot. As a member of the Houston Methodist Concussion Center, Dr. Rios specializes in the assessment and management of concussions, using ImPACT baseline testing. Dr. Rios also serves as a team physician and resource for many of the local school districts in the Bay area.

Clinical Interests

Concussion
Spine Injuries
Arthritis
Back & Neck Pain
Bursitis
Cervical Disc Disease
Foot & Ankle
Fractures
General Orthopedic
Hips

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Axis Global / Texas Monarch Student Accident Plan
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional / Par Plan
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : COVENTRY/FIRST HEALTH ADVANTRA
Medicare
Medicus International
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Occunet
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
Reny Company Workers' Comp
SmartCare PNM Resources
Student Assurance Services Student Accident Plan
TexanPlus Medicare Advantage
Texas Kids First Student Accident Plan
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WORKERS' COMP: CareWorks
WORKERS' COMP: Sedgwick CMS
Workers Comp-Beech Street
Workers' Comp: Corvel
Workers' Comp: Coventry / First Health

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | 2004
RESIDENCY
Family Medicine Residency - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Galveston, TX | 2008
FELLOWSHIP
Primary Care Sports Medicine - University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine at Tulsa - Tulsa, OK | 2009
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Family Medicine
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.
Office Locations
2020 Nasa Pkwy.
Ste 230
Houston, TX 77058
2220 E. League City Pkwy.
Ste 200
League City, TX 77573
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