Paul Saenz, D.O.

Sports Medicine Primary Care


Dr. Paul S. Saenz, D.O. a native San Antonian, received his medical education at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX.  He completed his Family Practice training in Phoenix, AZ followed by a Sports Medicine fellowship in Seattle, WA.  He returned to San Antonio in 1988 and established himself as the city's first Primary Care Sports Medicine specialist. 

He is the founding partner of Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio which is recognized as the pre-eminent provider of orthopedic and athletic medicine services. Dr. Saenz is board certified in both Family Practice and Sports Medicine and is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio Medical School and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He also is an adjunct faculty member of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine.


  • Team physician for the NBA San Antonio Spurs

  • Team Physician for the San Antonio Missions Double A Baseball Club, The University of the Incarnate Word, St. Mary's University and several San Antonio area high schools.

  • Appointed to the medical staff for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and for the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York City. 

  • Team physician for USA Pentathlon at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. 

  • In 2010, Dr. Saenz was selected as the St. Mary’s University Distinguished Alumnus.

  • Voted as one of Texas “Top Doc’s” by Texas Monthly Magazine.

  • In 2012, Dr. Saenz served as team physician for USA Track and Field at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Appointed National Team Physician for USA Basketball in 2012. In that role he accompanied the Gold Medal winning team as they participated in Pre-Olympic competitions in Manchester, England and Barcelona, Spain.

  • In August 2015 Dr. Saenz was inducted into The National Hispanic Heritage Hall of Honor for his record of achievement and excellence in the area of Athletics and Education. 

  • Dr. Saenz remains active in the education of medical professionals by speaking regionally and nationally on a variety of sports medicine topics.


Dr. Saenz in the News

Spurs doctor to receive award for 'exceptional' service, dedication in osteopathic medicine —Read Full Article