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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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The average patient rating for Dr. Kier is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kier has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical Clinic of North Texas, Medical Center of Arlington, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Hester is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hester takes CIGNA Plans, Viant, Aetna POS, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. She is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hester's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology

900 8th Street
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Kathryn Lawson practices adult rheumatology. She attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lawson is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Durand is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Durand is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Sinai Hospital of Detroit's residency program. 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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