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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tew graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tew completed residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors, Inc; Arthritis Foundation Medical Honoree Austin Castle Connally Regional Top Doctor; and Patients' Choice Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting 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 specializes in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. McDonough attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars; Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology; and Gene Ball, M.D. Award - Lowe Conference. Dr. McDonough is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Parker takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Parker include: Texas Monthly Super Doctors; Teacher of the Year-Transitional Residency Program- Brooke Army MEDCEN; and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Parker's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Olga Szalasny works as a rheumatologist in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Szalasny accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Kharkiv National Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Szalasny trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Szalasny has received the distinction of Diploma Cum Laude. Dr. Szalasny (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ahmed's professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Seton Healthcare Family, and Mercy Hospital Carthage.

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

Dr. Yi-Chun Chou is an adult rheumatology specialist in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Chou obtained her medical school training at Morehouse School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. She is 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.