Meet Dr. Jeff Headrick


Jeff Headrick M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He is fellowship trained in adult hip and knee replacement surgery as well as the latest techniques for the young arthritic patient. He also has extensive experience in shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, and other Sports Medicine techniques.

Dr. Headrick, a native of Sweetwater, Texas, joined The Center for Orthopedic Surgery in Lubbock, Texas after serving twenty years in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering. He was a nuclear engineer officer in the submarine service for five years. After graduation from Texas Tech Medical School, he completed internship at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA and the Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program in Phoenix, AZ. He served as an orthopedic surgeon with the US Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC and overseas at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam.

Dr. Headrick completed advanced studies in Reconstructive Joint Replacement Surgery as an Otto E. Aufranc Fellow at the highly acclaimed New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. He utilizes the latest technology with regard to surgical technique and implants. He uses the Sigma Rotating Platform as well as fixed bearing total knee arthroplasties and alternative bearing surfaces such as metal on metal total hip arthroplasties. The year long fellowship included state of the art early intervention techniques for arthritis in association with Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, also in Boston, MA. These include Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI, Carticel), osteotomies, and minimally invasive Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. Prior to arrival in Lubbock, Dr. Headrick was assigned to the Adult Joint Reconstructive Service at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA where he was well known for his high level of competence and compassion for his patients who enjoyed excellent outcomes.



  • B.S. in Ocean Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy 1979
  • Pre-med studies, Texas Tech University 1986
  • M.D., Texas Tech Medical School 1990
  • Transitional Internship, Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA 1990-1991
  • Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program, Phoenix, AZ  1991-1996
  • Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction and Biologic Resurfacing
  • Arthroplasty, New England Baptist Hospital and Brigham and
  • Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA  2000-2001


Professional Experience

  • 1979-1984 Nuclear Engineer, U.S. Naval Submarine Service  
  • 1996-1998 Orthopedic Surgeon, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune,
  • Camp Lejeune, NC.  Primarily Sports Medicine practice.
  • 1998-2000 Orthopedic Surgeon, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam,
  • Agana, Guam.  General Orthopedic practice.
  • 2001-present Orthopedic Surgeon, Naval Medical Center
  • Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA.  Joint Reconstruction and Sports Medicine


Licensure and Specialty Certification

  • Current unrestricted state license:  Texas
  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery by ABOS 16 July 1998


Professional Societies  

  • Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons


Conferences and Presentations  

  • 1992 Western Orthopedic Association Meeting, Monterey, CA, presented paper entitled “Cellular Reaction to Smaller Sized Bone Cement Particles” with B. Ragsdale, R. Karpman.
  • 1993 Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons Meeting, Bethesda, MD, poster presentation entitled “Cellular Reaction to Smaller Sized Bone Cement Particles” with B. Ragsdale, R. Karpman.
  • 1994 Western Orthopedic Association Meeting, Long Beach, CA, presented paper entitled “Cellular Reaction to Various Small Sized Particles Using the Subcutaneous Rat Air Pouch Model” with R. Karpman.
  • 1994 Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons Meeting, Hilton Head, SC, presented paper entitled “Cellular Reaction to Various Small Sized Particles Using Subcutaneous Rat Air Pouch Model” with R. Karpman.
  • 1995 Orthopedic Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting, San Francisco, CA, presented paper entitled “Comparison of Subtalar Arthrodesis and Lateral Column Lengthening for Symptomatic Pes Planus” with R. Haynes.
  • 1995 Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons Meeting, Vail, CO, poster presentation entitled “Comparison of Subtalar Arthrodesis and Lateral Column Lengthening for Symptomatic Pes Planus” with R. Haynes.
  • 1996 Orthopedic Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting, Boston, MA, presented paper entitled “Navajo Familial Neurogenic Arthropathy” with S. Stein, R. Haynes.
  • 1999 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Summer Institute
  • 1999 Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, presented paper entitled “Navajo Familial Neurogenic Arthropathy” with S. Stein, R. Haynes
  • 2001 Grand Rounds, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA, Current Concepts in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.
  • 2004 Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons Meeting, Honolulu, HI, paper presentation entitled “The Orthopedic Experience Aboard USNS Comfort During Operation Iraqi Freedom”. 


Hospital Privileges

  • Northstar Surgical Center, Lubbock, Texas
  • Covenant Health System, Lubbock, Texas
  • Lubbock Heart and Surgical Hospital, Lubbock, Texas
  • Grace Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas


Our Staff

Office Personnel
With over 30 medical and business staff employees, we'll make sure you receive the best in care. We will work hard for you!

Allied Health Staff
In our clinics, you will receive care from on-site therapists and other allied health staff.

Nursing Staff
Our Licensed Vocational and Registered Nurses maintain their doctor's performance.

Office Policies

Understanding Insurance
We accept many different forms of health insurance and will file your claim for you. Please have your insurance card and other information with you for your appointment. 
Office Policies 
Is the center wheelchair accessible? How are fees and co-pay amounts handled? Answers!
Registration Information 
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As of July 15th

Dr. Jeff Headrick will be accepting new Firstcare patients and their products.