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Our Approach

Rheumatology is a field that deals with much more than just aches and pains. Our physicians are committed to making the correct diagnosis as the initial step in patient care. These rheumatologists realize the importance of treating conditions that can be devastating to a patient’s quality of life. Early treatment can often prevent significant long-term complications.

Rheumatologists have two to three years of specialized training in rheumatology, which follows four years of medical school and three years of internal medicine training.

Our physicians have more than 20 years of combined private practice experience.

Conditions We Treat:


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis

Crystal Arthritis

  • Gout
  • Pseudogout


  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome
  • Undifferentiated Spondyloarthropathy

Connective Tissue Disorders

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Scleroderma / CREST
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Polymyositis / Dermatomyositis
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon

Regional Pain Syndromes

  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


  • Wegener's Granulomatosus
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Behcet's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Miscellaneous Autoimmune disease

Muscle Pain

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Fibromyalgia

Our Locations

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler
800 East Dawson
Tyler, Texas 75701