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Craig Lankford

Craig Lankford

MD
  • Physiatrist – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
6020 W Parker Rd., Suite 200, Plano, TX 75093 United States
3164 Horizon Rd., Suite 100, Rockwall TX 75032 United States
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Practicing Locations: Rockwall | Plano

Specialty: Physiatrist – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Fellowship Training: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Certification: Certified – American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Craig Lankford Quote:

I want to treat you with respect, compassion and understand how pain affects your everyday life in order to help you get back to life.”

Craig Lankford, MD, is a Physiatrist for Texas Back Institute. Dr. Lankford earned his medical degree and completed his internship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He then attended the Baylor University Medical Center to complete his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lankford completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Lankford enjoys giving back to the community and in the past has volunteered as the Team Physician for Bishop Dunne High School Football and Physician Supervisor at the White Rock Lake Marathon, Hoop it Up Basketball Tournament and Dallas Cup Soccer. Dr. Lankford has participated in athletic physicals for Southern Methodist University, Dallas County Community College and Dallas Area High Schools.

2005-2006 Pain Medicine Fellowship, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Norman, Oklahoma
• June 2002 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
• 2001-2002 Preliminary Medicine Internship, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Program, Kansas City, Missouri
• 2001 M.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri
• 2000 B.L.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
• Summer 1995 Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, Missouri

  • D Magazine Best Doctors – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctor – Rising Star: 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Residency Sports Medicine Coordinator
  • Team Physician, Bishop Dunne High School Football
  • Preparticipation Athletic Physicals, Baylor Sportscare, Southern Methodist University
  • Preparticipation Athletic Physicals, Baylor Sportscare, Dallas County Community College District
  • Preparticipation Athletic Physicals, Baylor Sportscare, Dallas Area High Schools
  • Physician Supervisor, Dallas White Rock Marathon
  • Physician Supervisor, Hoop It Up 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
  • Physician Supervisor, Dallas Cup Soccer

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To find out whether you would benefit from artificial disc surgery, make an appointment to visit Texas Back Institute in the Dallas, TX, area for an evaluation. We always reserve surgery as a last resort, so we’ll seek to relieve pain first through conservative treatments such as physical therapy and pain management. If severe pain persists and it is determined that you would benefit from surgery, we can help you determine whether artificial disc replacement is right for you.

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