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We found 6 rheumatologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Round Rock, TX.

Dr. Monty Butler Tew, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1499 E Old Settlers Boulevard; Suite B
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Monty Tew, who practices in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tew completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors, Inc; Arthritis Foundation Medical Honoree Austin Castle Connally Regional Top Doctor; and Patients' Choice Award. He is affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Tew welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Allyson Kristen McDonough, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
425 University Boulevard; Suite 240
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Allyson McDonough is a pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology specialist. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonough takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. McDonough attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McDonough include: Texas Rising Stars; Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology; and Gene Ball, M.D. Award - Lowe Conference.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher T. R. Parker, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1499-b Old Settlers Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Parker is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His professional affiliations include North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Parker studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Parker is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parker accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Parker include: Texas Monthly Super Doctors; Teacher of the Year-Transitional Residency Program- Brooke Army MEDCEN; and Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mohammed Arif Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2000 South Mays Street; Suite 201
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Ahmed works as an adult rheumatologist. His professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Seton Healthcare Family, and Mercy Hospital Carthage. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati's residency program.

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Dr. Olga V Szalasny, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Olga Szalasny is an adult rheumatologist. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Kharkiv National Medical University. Dr. Szalasny's medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Diploma Cum Laude. In addition to English, Dr. Szalasny (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Szalasny is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Yi-Chun Michelle Chou, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Yi-Chun Chou's specialty is adult rheumatology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chou graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Aspiration, Vasculitis

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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.