Finding Providers
loading

We found 6 rheumatologists near Arlington, TX.

Advertisement
Dr. Carlos McClellan (Mc Clellan) Kier MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
809 W Randol Mill Road
Arlington, TX
(817) 274-0996

Dr. Carlos Kier works as a rheumatologist in Arlington, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Medical Center of Arlington, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Kier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Health Care for Adults

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1001 N Waldrop Drive; Suite 601
Arlington, TX
(817) 542-0402

Dr. Kathryn Hester's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hester is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hester trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Rheumatology (Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases)
3225 Omega Drive
Arlington, TX
(817) 467-7113

Dr. James Elbaor is a rheumatologist and orthopedist. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Elbaor is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
900 8th Street
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. K. Lawson is an adult rheumatology specialist. Before completing her residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Lawson attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Lawson highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
400 W Arbrook; Suite 200
Arlington, TX
(214) 540-0700

Dr. Joanna Geslani is an adult rheumatology specialist in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. Dr. Geslani studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Geslani is conversant in Cantonese. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
1150 W Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX
(817) 226-8811

Dr. Jaime Durand practices geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology in Arlington, TX. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Durand is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

Read more
Advertisement

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.
Advertisement