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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kier has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical Clinic of North Texas, Medical Center of Arlington, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He honors CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kier's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Kier attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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, who practices in Arlington, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hester is in-network for CIGNA Plans, Viant, and Aetna POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hester's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology

900 8th Street
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Kathryn Lawson's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Lawson honors Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at 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. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Durand is professionally 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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