John Hinchey, M.D., founded The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group in 1947. Originally from Pennsylvania, Hinchey’s Texas ties began at Texas Tech University where he received his undergraduate education. He later went on to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for his residency but was called to World War II. After the war, he returned to the Mayo Clinic to complete his residency. He then made his way back to Texas, where he had previously completed his internship at Robert B. Green Hospital in San Antonio. Dr. Hinchey enjoyed the San Antonio community so much he decided to make this city home.
Dr. Hinchey was the first orthopaedic surgeon in South Texas. During his early years, he traveled to hospitals as far west as Midland and as far south as Brownsville, carrying his own instruments with him, so he could perform surgeries.
Over the years, Dr. Hinchey grew his practice by partnering with a number of well-respected surgeons who all shared his vision of providing the highest quality orthopaedic, medical and surgical care to the San Antonio and South Texas community. Drs. Phil Day, Spencer Rowland and Lamar Collie spent their entire careers as partners in Dr. Hinchey’s practice.
Today, The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group continues Dr. Hinchey’s vision with more than 29 board-certified surgeons that are experienced, skilled and subspecialty trained to treat and care for the full range of musculoskeletal disorders.