Rheumatology Patient Care
Patient care activities include active ambulatory care clinics at the UT Professional Building (UTPB) to be seen in the newly established Frank C. Arnett Center for Immunobiology and Autoimmunity in 2011 and the Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital (LBJGH), and consultative services for inpatients at Memorial Hermann Hospital and the LBJGH. The outpatient rheumatology clinics are open during regular business hours 5 days per week. There are also Specialized Scleroderma (Drs. Mayes and Assassi), Spondyloarthritis (Dr. Reveille), and Vasculitis Clinics (Dr. Mccray).
Acutely ill patients are admitted to the Hermann Hospital or LBJGH and are managed by the Internal Medicine house staff under the supervision of full-time faculty. In addition, a wide variety of rheumatologic and immunologic diseases are seen by the Rheumatology Inpatient Consult Service.
The Rheumatology Clinic is located in the UT Professional Building, 6410 Fannin, Suite 450, Houston, Texas 77030. The main phone number is (713) 486-3100 and the fax is (713) 512-2246. All faculty Rheumatologists are board-certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine.
Diseases treated include: Rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, eosinophilic fasciitis, Sjögren’s syndrome, polymyositis and dermatomyositis, overlap syndromes including mixed connective tissue disease, polymyalgia rheumatica, relapsing polychondritis, relapsing panniculitis, erythema nodosum, adult-onset Still’s disease, primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, undifferentiated connective tissue disease, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease-associated arthritis, arthritis associated with acne and other skin diseases, SAPHO syndrome, and undifferentiated spondyloarthropathies, temporal arteritis, Takayasu’s arteritis, polyarteritis nodosa and systemic necrotizing vasculitis overlaps, allergic granulomatosis of Churg-Strauss, Wegener’s granulomatosis and other ANCA-associated diseases, Behcet’s disease, hypersensitivity and small vessel angiitis, cryoglobulinemia, infectious and crystalline (such as gout and pseudogout) arthritides, osteoarthritis and nonarticular/regional musculoskeletal or “soft tissue” disorders.