About Dr. Bellard
Dr. Brad Bellard is a double-boarded non-surgical sports medicine specialist. He specializes in Regenerative Medicine, which takes advantage of the body’s blood and stem cells to decrease inflammation and promote healing. He provides value for his patients by offering non-surgical options including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) stem cell injections to help decrease pain and improve function, and avoid undergoing surgery. Dr. Bellard sees patients ranging from all levels of activity and competition. He has also served as a team doctor for teams ranging from high-school all the way to the professional level.
- Board Certified Non-Surgical Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained Physician, Texas Sports Medicine
- Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine
- Regenerative Medicine (Platelet-Rich Plasma & Stem Cell) Specialist
As a non-surgical musculoskeletal specialist, he offers injection therapy, fracture care, rehabilitation and physical therapy protocols to treat injuries. In addition, Dr. Bellard uses current musculoskeletal ultrasound technology to assist in diagnosis and treatment strategies. Stem cell (BMAC) & Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an area of particular interest of Dr. Bellard. Becoming more and more popular as a non-surgical option for the treatment of degenerative problems such as arthritis and tendinosis, BMAC & PRP often times serve as a great alternative to surgery. These treatments can also help speed up recovery for the injured patient. With the use of ultrasound technology in combination with regenerative medicine techniques, he is able to accurately and efficiently administer treatment.
In addition to regenerative medicine, Dr. Bellard provides new cutting-edge technology treatment options in the form of a minimally invasive procedure to help soft tissue injuries called percutaneous tenotomy. Combined with skillful ultrasound techniques, Dr. Bellard is able to use percutaneous tenotomy to help rid patients of the pain caused by various tendinopathies (ie. Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, Achilles tendinitis, patellar tendinitis, calcific tendinitis, etc.) (see link below). Percutaneous tenotomy helps patients and athletes quickly return to their previous level of function, while at the same time eliminating their pain by precisely targeting and gently removing damaged tissue, and all without the risks recovery of typical surgery. Dr. Bellard is one of only a few sports medicine physicians in the North Texas area that provides this non-surgical treatment option for his patients.
Outside of the office, Dr. Bellard has a passion for physical fitness, writing, and public speaking. He serves as a regular guest speaker on ESPN radio. He enjoys weightlifting and playing basketball to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In addition to staying physically fit, Dr. Bellard loves spending time with his wife and three children.
- Medical School – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
- Residency – Emergency Medicine: Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA)
- Fellowship – Sports Medicine: Geisinger Health System (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
- American Medical Association
- Texas Medical Association
- American College of Emergency Medicine
- American Academy of Emergency Medicine
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
- American College of Sports Medicine