Dr. Adams graduated from William Penn College with a BA in Liberal Arts. He entered the physical therapy program at the University of Iowa and received a certificate degree.
Dr. Adams practiced as a physical therapist for a year at Guttenberg, Iowa, before entering medical school at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. Upon graduation from medical school, he entered active military duty in the United States Army Medical Corps. Dr. Adams completed his internship at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California, in 1981 and entered the orthopedic residency program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, in 1982.
Dr. Adams is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Adams has a particular interest in sports-related injuries and trauma to the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle, as well as adult joint reconstruction. He serves on staff at all area hospitals. In addition, he volunteers as the team physician for Bowie High School. Dr. Adams has been voted a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly magazine.