Rheumatologists at the UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth are committed to helping patients with rheumatic conditions.
Rheumatic conditions include any diseases that cause pain, stiffness, and/or swelling in joints or other supportive body structures, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Arthritis is one of the most common forms of rheumatic disease.
Rheumatic conditions treated at UT Southwestern Medical Center include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Juvenile arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Leading Advancements in Rheumatology
Patients who are treated at the Moncrief Medical Center have access to the entire UT Southwestern medical community. UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Rheumatology Program is recognized as one of the nation’s leading clinical and research centers for rheumatic diseases. Combining expert and compassionate care with state-of-the-art medical resources, UT Southwestern offers accurate diagnostic services and effective treatments to improve the quality of patients’ lives. Our focus on clinical research provides our patients access to the most advanced therapeutic techniques available to treat arthritis and rheumatic conditions.
Preparing for Your Appointment
On the day of your appointment, please allow time for registration. Moncrief Medical Center has welcome kiosks and staff located at the main entrance to help you check in.
Please bring your current insurance card, a method of payment (we accept checks or debit/credit cards only), and a complete list of your current medications and dosages (including over-the-counter medications, herbs, and vitamins).
To make the most of your time with the doctor, make a list of questions ahead of time and bring them to your appointment.
For First Appointments
If you have been previously diagnosed with a rheumatic condition, please bring copies of your medical records to your first appointment. Our staff is happy to assist you.
Canceling an Appointment
If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patients waiting to schedule an appointment.
Prescriptions and Refills
For your convenience, there is a retail pharmacy in the Moncrief Medical Center.
It is very important that you do not run out of your medication. Be sure that you have sufficient refills to last until your next appointment with your rheumatologist. We are happy to provide you with a written prescription upon request.
If you run out of refills, please call your pharmacy and your pharmacist will fax a refill request to us. Please allow us 24 to 48 hours to process refill requests.