Dr. David K. Harris, MD

Dr. David K. Harris, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male | 54 years old

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At CHARM we believe the human body – your body – has everything required for complete recovery held within it. Our purpose and privilege as your health care partners is to provide an environment focused on removing the barriers and facilitating your body's innate capacity to heal. Regenerative Medicine involves the use of injection techniques to stimulate repair and strengtheningof ligaments, tendons, fascia, and cartilage in order to normalize joint function, mobility, and stability. Pain can be extremely frustrating for both the patient and the people that share their lives with the patient. The Team at CHARM understands pain and offers a myriad of treatment options that can reduce and resolve most painful conditions.Read more

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Dr. Harris is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Pain Medicine. He was among the first physicians over...Read more

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Dr. Harris is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Pain Medicine. He was among the first physicians over twenty years ago to combine the fields of Regenerative Medicine, Interventional Spine injections, and Comprehensive Pain Management into a unified practice within one clinic. As of 2016, he has performed more than 30,000 interventional spine procedures, and approximately 110,000 regenerative injection procedures. Dr. Harris served as Medical Director for St. David's Rehabilitation Center in Austin, Texas from 1992-2001. He has been an adjunct associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Dr. Harris has taught interventional spine techniques and regenerative injection therapy to many physicians nationally and internationally, including physicians throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. He travels regularly to teach in conferences in Peru and Argentina. He has treated many athletes from the University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University, and other Texas universities, and has treated numerous local and touring musicians. He served as Medical Director of SpineAustin from 2005 through 2008 before deciding to build a center of excellence based on the concepts of Regenerative Medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. Harris enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports and enjoying the outdoors. He plays guitar with his close friends in a local Austin band, Natural Causes. His wife, Michele Zink Harris, PT, is the Director of Physical Therapy services at CHARM and is an adjunct faculty member at Texas State University in the Department of Physical Therapy. They are blessed to be raising three wonderful young men.

Education and TrainingDr. Harris earned his Bachelors of Science degree with Honors in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. He earned his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center / Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 1988. He completed his transitional internship at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin in 1989 and his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver in 1992. He has been actively treating patients since 1992 in the Central Texas region. He enjoys teaching both surgeons and non-surgeons about combining the best attributes of interventional spine injection techniques, regenerative injection therapy, musculoskeletal medicine, and the appropriate use of surgery when necessary. He was Course Co-Director for the Texas Medical Association from 1995-2005 for the education of physicians involved in the Designated Doctor / Impairment Rating program for the Texas Worker's Compensation Commission.

Dr. Harris' Care Philosophy

At CHARM we believe the human body – your body – has everything required for complete recovery held within it. Our purpose and privilege as your health care partners is to provide an environment focused on removing the barriers and facilitating your body's innate capacity to heal.

Regenerative Medicine involves the use of injection techniques to stimulate repair and strengtheningof ligaments, tendons, fascia, and cartilage in order to normalize joint function, mobility, and stability.

Pain can be extremely frustrating for both the patient and the people that share their lives with the patient. The Team at CHARM understands pain and offers a myriad of treatment options that can reduce and resolve most painful conditions.

Dr. Harris' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Brackenridge Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    University Colo Health Science Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Texas / Austin Campus

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection