Why did you choose orthopaedics?
My only exposure to the medical field was through my grandfather who owned a pharmacy. Therefore, I was planning on going into pharmacy until I met Dr. Bill Bryant who was a great friend and mentor. He purchased a farm in my hometown, and I managed it for him during my high school years. Having grown up farming and building all my life, he knew I had an inclination for mechanical things and liked to work with my hands. For this reason, he introduced me to orthopaedics, and it was a great fit. I decided before starting college that it was the job for me, and fortunately I was able to attain my goal.
What makes you feel successful as a physician?
I base my success as a physician on the happiness of my patients. If I am able to solve a patient's problem via surgical or non-surgical means, and they are happy with the outcome, then I feel like I have been successful.
Why did you choose Southlake Orthopaedics to establish your practice?
I am at Southlake because of Dr. Bill Bryant. He is the reason I was introduced to the field. I was acquainted with most of the members of the group before becoming a member myself. From what I knew about the practice itself and the people here, I never considered another place to work.
What other activities do you enjoy?
Outside of orthopaedics, I enjoy operating the family farm with my father where we grow about 650 acres of cotton and corn. I also collect and restore antique tractors and farm equipment, enjoy hunting and fishing and spending time with my family.
George Robert Booker, M.D. completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University in 1997 where he graduated magna cum laude with a major in Microbiology. He completed medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama in 2005 and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency in 2010 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Booker began in his practice at Southlake Orthopaedics Sports Medicine and Spine Center in 2010. He completed his board certification process in July of 2012 and is a current diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.
While in medical school, Dr. Booker assisted Dr. Bill Bryant in providing orthopaedic care for Hoover High School athletics. Since 2005 he has provided orthopaedic coverage for professional rodeos in conjunction with Justin Sports Medicine.
Dr. Booker's practice includes evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal problems including adult and pediatric fractures, joint reconstruction/replacement, sports medicine, and arthroscopy, hand surgery, and surgery of the foot and ankle.
Training & Education
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 2005
Internship: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi 2006
Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi 2010
Certifications & Associations:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alabama Orthopedic Society,Medical Association of the State of Alabama, American Medical Association
Medplex Outpatient Surgery Center and Brookwood Medical Center