Why see a rheumatologist?

Rheumatologists are the detectives of the medical field – we are the last consultants to be called upon in the most complex cases, when every course of action has been tried and failed. We are the Super-Internists, who have to know a lot about every major field of Medicine in on order to find patterns in otherwise disconnected bits of information. We also have to be humble enough to know we need trusted partnerships to treat our patients, and to manage conditions holistically alongside other professionals. Not everyone needs out services, but below are some most typical reasons to seek us out:
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Pain in joints or swelling

Joint pain or inflammation is often symptomatic of diseases we treat. Some of the damage can be rapid and permanent, which is why we offer rapid appointments, most within a few days.

Abnormal test results

While abnormal test results are not definitive signs of disease, they should be ruled out by an expert. Look out for antinuclear antibodies (ANA), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and rheumatoid factor (RF).

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Pre-existing condition

If you were diagnosed with a rheumatologic disease, it is important to be followed by an expert, as such diseases demand proper attention. Read why our patients trust us with their care.

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Cost effective treatment

We recently saw an insurance company’s provider manual. Its 246 pages were about imposing rules, but not supported physician’s judgement. We aim to change that – for less than a cost of a cup of coffee a day we deliver cost-effective care to you, without compromises.

About us

Our office, located in the McKinney, TX, and available virtually, specializes exclusively in treatment of all adult rheumatologic diseases and relief of musculoskeletal pain.
Providing effective relief using traditional and natural medicine

We treat many diseases, including Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout, Fibromyalgia, Sjögren's syndrome and dry eyes/mouth, Osteoporosis, Lyme disease, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis, Sarcoidosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, and many others.

Most of our patients suffer from (percentages will not add up to 100%):

  • A form of arthritis where an immune system causes inflammation

  • Body experiences pain more acutely than in an average person

  • Skin reaction joins join paint as body's attack

  • We treat many diseases

Meet the doctor

Our experienced medical team is here to help you!

Dr. Stella Bard

Board Certified Rheumatologist
Dr. Bard is a graduate of SUNY Downstate and UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson. She has extensive experience in treatment of seldom treated diseases. Read more by following link at the top of the page.

Patient Testimonials