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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology

809 W Randol Mill Road
Arlington, TX
(817) 274-0996

(Average of 3.8 in 16 ratings)

Clinical interests: Health Care for Adults

Dr. Carlos Kier specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Arlington, TX. Dr. Kier has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Medical Clinic of North Texas, Medical Center of Arlington, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kier honors. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Kier has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology

1001 N Waldrop Drive; #60
Arlington, TX
(817) 542-0402; (817) 784-8268

(Average of 2 in 3 ratings)

Dr. Kathryn Hester works as a rheumatologist. She is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for CIGNA Plans, Viant, and Aetna POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Hester attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hester is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology

900 8th Street
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Kathryn Lawson practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Lawson accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology

1150 W Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX
(817) 226-8811

(Average of 2 in 8 ratings)

Dr. Jaime Durand specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Arlington, TX. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Dr. Durand attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and Cayetano Heredia University. On average, patients gave Dr. Durand a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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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.

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