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Kevin L. Fain, MD, FAAOS

3.5 out of 5 
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Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health Athens

2000 S. Palestine St.
Athens, TX 75751

UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens - Orthopedics

1123 S. Palestine St.
Athens, TX 75751

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - Noon

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Kevin L. Fain, MD, FAAOS, enjoys providing his patients with life-enhancing treatments, such as joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine procedures and reconstruction for orthopedic trauma cases. “It’s very gratifying to see somebody who came into your office in a wheelchair come walking back in three months later after surgery.”

After being in private practice for 17 years, Dr. Fain became a UT Health East Texas physician, which gave him more time to do what he enjoys most. “It has freed me up to concentrate solely on the practice of medicine.”

Blogs Written by Dr. Fain

Ankle Sprains

When Should I Get a Knee Replacement?

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certification


Orthopedic Residency: Fort Worth Affiliated Hospitals

Sports Medicine Residency: Aspen Orthopedic Associates, Colorado

Internship: John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth

Doctor of Medicine: The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio

Bachelor of Science: Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow

Texas Medical Association, Member

Henderson County Medical Association, Member

Texas Orthopaedic Association, Member

Featured Reviews



Dr. Fain and his staff treated me with the upmost respect. I had a fall in late June 2021. Dr. C. Zuniga referred me to see Dr. Fain they did ex-rays didn't show no breaks or Spain but had pain since the fall, Dr. Fain gave me a shot... He came back 10 minutes and I had no pain after that. Thank you so much both ofy doctors

   — Elsie Mitchell


Dr Fain is very good. I love his bed side manner and he did a wonderful job on my son's left knee. Also all his staff is helpful and very nice. Thank you so much Dr Fain for helpingy son Gary. So Blessed

   — Kim Davis


Dr Fain did surgery for my husband Prudencio Barrera did an amazing job had good bedside manner . Thankyou again for doing such good job . R Lynn

   — Lynn Salinas


I had surgery on my hip after a fall. He's Great! He listens to you. He also tells you how it is. Did I mention he's great? I feel better knowing he's going to help me recover.

   — Jamie Pogue


Dr Fain has been one of the finest medical professionals I have met. He is straightforward, articulate, patient. My hip surgery was a breeze because he has the experience, knowledge and skill to mend broken bones. His office staff is friendly and helpful, wait time is nearly nonexistent, and I cannot recommend this surgeon and facility strongly enough. Relax and trust you’re in good hands.

   — Debb C


Dr. Fain has performed surgery on both of my knees for torn meniscus and other issues. All of my appointments his staff got me ON TIME or before time, which is unusual now days. He listens, he offers opinions on care, then we decide together. I can get more out of a 15 minute visit with him than with my primary care doctor. Both knees feel great and I would recommend Dr. Fain. However, if you are looking for a doctor to wet nurse you and tip toe around the issues, he's not your guy. If you like straight-forward answers not tinged with fluff, go see him. Great guy.

   — Mark Moore