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Verified Patient Rating: 4.8
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Dr. Llanos joined North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center in 2012. He is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama with a bachelor of science degree in biology. He also received a master of public health degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and tropical medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, and later worked as an epidemiologist for the Department of Health and Human Services in Houston, Texas. 

In 2006, he received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed traditional osteopathic rotating internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

In 2010, he completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. During residency, he served as a chief resident and received the Areti Award for Altruism and Senior of the Year Award. After his residency training, he completed a fellowship in spine and sports at Buffalo Spine and Sports Institute in Williamsville, New York.

Dr. Llanos is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. His main interests include musculoskeletal medicine, fluoroscopically guided spinal injections, and electrodiagnostics.

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL

Graduate

  • Master of Public Health, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Medical School

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Internship

  • Traditional Osteopathy, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Residency

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Fellowship

  • Spine and Sports, Buffalo Spine and Sports Institute, P.C., Williamsville, NY

Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
"I was scheduled to have an injection placed in my lower spine to elevate lower back pain caused by arthritis. I was greeted at the front desk with a smile. I was called back to his office exactly at my appointment time. His nurse greeted me and explained the whole procedure to me. Dr. Llanos injected my spine using an x/ray machine to guide him to the correct spot. He made the procedure be as painless as possible. He asked me about an image that he saw on the screen. He suspected it was old sutures from a previous surgery. When the procedure was over , I was escorted to the check out desk. The lady who checked me out was very nice. I was then scheduled for a follow up visit. At my follow up visit , Dr. Llanos' staff were friendly again. His schedule was running just a few minutes behind. His nurse came in and explained that he would be in my room in about ten minutes. She brought me a bottle of water to enjoy while I waited. The doctor came in about 5 minutes later. He was very aware of my case. He remembered that we had questioned the spots we saw on the X-ray. He told me he would have a radiologist look at the X-ray just to confirm his conclusion that the spots were old sutures. I was to call him back in a week to discuss the radiologist's findings. I got busy and forgot to call Dr. Llanos back. In a couple of days, he called me. He reported to me that the radiologist agreed that it was just old sutures from an old surgery. I felt like Dr Llanos and his staff went above and beyond for my peace of mind. They made me feel like they really cared about my health. It was a positive experience. The whole office was friendly and upbeat." – Joyce G.