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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 practices adult rheumatology in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. His professional affiliations include North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Tew's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tew accepts. Dr. Tew has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors, Inc; Arthritis Foundation Medical Honoree Austin Castle Connally Regional Top Doctor; and Patients' Choice Award. He has an open panel.

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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 and practices in Cedar Park, TX and Round Rock, TX. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonough honors. 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Parker is affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Parker has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Monthly Super Doctors; Teacher of the Year-Transitional Residency Program- Brooke Army MEDCEN; and Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Olga Szalasny works as an adult rheumatologist in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Szalasny (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She graduated from Kharkiv National Medical University and then she performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Szalasny takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Diploma Cum Laude.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Ahmed's professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO and Seton Healthcare Family. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Yi-Chun Chou works as an adult rheumatologist in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. Dr. Chou speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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.