Dr. Marilyn Copeland, MD

Dr. Marilyn Copeland, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine  |  
Female  |  
35 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Marilyn Copeland's training began at Southern Methodist University in her home town of Dallas where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Psychology. She received her Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where she received the Joseph B. Kass Award for Research from a study in a rural Mexican village. After obtaining her MD, Dr. Copeland completed her 5 year orthopedic residency at The University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. She served several school athletic departments, including the nationally ranked Mizzou Tiger football program. From there she completed an additional Fellowship of Sports Medicine at Wake Forest University. During this year, while serving at the University Hospital, she also traveled as team doctor for the Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball team at WFU and in the same academic year worked as team doctor for Winston-Salem State University's football program. Diverse studies have allowed Dr. Copeland to train and operate with the guidance of several globally recognized sports orthopedic teachers including: James Stannard, MD, Pat Smith, MD, David Martin, MD, Gary Poehling, MD, & Allston Julius Stubbs IV, MD. These instructors have prepared Dr. Copeland with focus on knee, hip, and shoulder arthroscopic and reconstruction surgery, cartilage transplant, and multilligament knee reconstruction. The advanced and progressive training of these Doctors has prepared Dr. Copeland with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Traveling to Guatemala, Dr. Copeland has been able to help those in extreme poverty on multiple surgical mission trips with Houston based non-profit, Faith in Practice. Outside of work, Marilyn enjoys a good book on a sunny porch, a long hike on a new trail with her rescue dog, Charli, or training for her next endurance race. She and her family are glad to call the Gulf Coast home.

Fondren Orthopedic Group

520 Blossom St

Webster, TX 77598
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Copeland is a Fellowship trained, Sports Orthopedic Surgeon who will take the time to listen to your personal pain and seek the best solution for your needs. Through years of meticulous dedication to treating aches, breaks, and pain, she has developed a skill set that will help you get back to the quality of life you deserve!

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Dr. Copeland's Experience

Dr. Copeland's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Collarbone
  • Broken Finger
  • Broken Leg
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Pain
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain


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  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Southern Methodist University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University Of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Wake Forest Univ Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Copeland has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

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Dr. Copeland's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Copeland to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Copeland's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Crosby, texas |
Dr. Marilyn Copeland is a wonderful Doctor. She is attentive to what I have to say and makes every effort to understand what I am experiencing. She genuinly cares for my well being. Adding to that her obvious knowledge and presentation of options and recomendations for my care. I value honesty, integrity and compassion and Marilyn expresses all of these in her practice. I can wholeheartedly recomend her to anyone.
in League City, TX |
Dr. Marilyn Copeland is an amazing doctor. Not only does she listen to my concerns, but also listens to my boys. She goes above and beyond to make sure all my questions are answered and I never feel rushed. Her staff is great as well. They make my boys feel at ease there. With having three boys I will be back in the future and I wouldn't go anywhere else. Thank you Dr. Copeland for everything you do!
in La Porte TX |
Awesome staff and doctors. Dr Marilyn Copeland is fantastic. I had surgery last year and the care and concerns about my progress was phenomenal. I could not have had a better doctor than her. I would recommend her to anyone that need a Orthopedic Doctor. Thanks Dr. Copeland
in Crosby, TX |
Listens well to your comments. Very satisfied with diagnosis and prescription given proved very helpful. Office staff is very friendly, and the facility has X-ray and MRI on sight, which makes things a lot easier. Would definitely use again.
in League City, TX |
Dr Copeland performed Rotator Cuff surgery on my right shoulder. She guided me through all of the physical therapy explaining my successes and struggles. It is very helpful and so comforting understanding what is happening. Dr Copeland was a good friend during this process. It was a joy to work with her.
League City, TX |
Dr. Copeland takes the time to listen to patients and treat with the best options and gives current opinions. She is very through and really treats people the way she wants to be treated. Highly recommended!
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Dr. Copeland accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Copeland has admitting privileges

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
500 W Medical Center Blvd
Webster, TX 77598
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Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
11800 Astoria Blvd
Houston, TX 77089
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Houston Physicians' Hospital
333 N Texas Ave
Webster, TX 77598
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