Rachel Xu, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Huebner Medical Center, Westover Hills, & Southside, TX

About Dr. Xu

Dr. Xu completed her interventional pain management fellowship at UT Health San Antonio, where she was honored with the “fellow of the year” award.  She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation residency (PM&R) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.  Prior to her medical training, she received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with a concentration in computer science at Johns Hopkins University.  She continues to apply the same analytical principles and problem-solving techniques to find creative solutions in medicine.   

Through her training, she acquired a diverse set of skills including electrodiagnostic medicine, ultrasound-guided injections, fluoroscopic-guided spinal injections, radiofrequency ablation, regenerative medicine and neuromodulation.  She is experienced in caring for patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, and other conditions associated with chronic pain.   

Dr. Xu emphasizes conservative management utilizing evidence-based medicine, minimizing opioid use, and using a multi-disciplinary approach to help her patients to maximize function, independence and quality of life.    

She is the co-author of “Musculoskeletal Sports and Spine Disorders” and “Flouro-flip: A Quick Reference Guide to Spinal and Peripheral Pain Procedures.” She is also a member of the American Society of Women in Pain Medicine (ASWIPM) and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP).

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Dr. Xu completed her interventional pain management fellowship at UT Health San Antonio, where she was honored with the “fellow of the year” award.  She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation residency (PM&R) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.  Prior to her medical training, she received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with a concentration in computer science at Johns Hopkins University.  She continues to apply the same analytical principles and problem-solving techniques to find creative solutions in medicine.   

Through her training, she acquired a diverse set of skills including electrodiagnostic medicine, ultrasound-guided injections, fluoroscopic-guided spinal injections, radiofrequency ablation, regenerative medicine and neuromodulation.  She is experienced in caring for patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, and other conditions associated with chronic pain.   

Dr. Xu emphasizes conservative management utilizing evidence-based medicine, minimizing opioid use, and using a multi-disciplinary approach to help her patients to maximize function, independence and quality of life.    

She is the co-author of “Musculoskeletal Sports and Spine Disorders” and “Flouro-flip: A Quick Reference Guide to Spinal and Peripheral Pain Procedures.” She is also a member of the American Society of Women in Pain Medicine (ASWIPM) and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP).


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Major Insurance Providers Accepted


At South Texas Spinal Clinic, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Amerigroup
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Humana
Medicaid
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
Oscar Health Insurance Co.
Scott & White Health Plan
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellMed