Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants is honored to announce that our very own Dr. Ruy Carrasco was named again as a Texas Monthly “SuperDoctor” for 2021. Dr. Carrasco was recognized in the rheumatology category, and is still one of very few board-certified pediatric rheumatologists in Central Texas. The care that Dr. Carrasco shows when treating his young
Many of our patient families have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for their children with autoimmune or autoinflammatory conditions. Board-certified pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. Ruy Carrasco and Shelby Brooks, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, have compiled the most frequently asked questions from families and addressed them here. These are unusual times and there is little we can say with 100% certainty.
Although Shelby Brooks, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, is a relatively new member to our practice, she has been no less integral to our PRC staff and patient families in her short time. Nor is she a novice around clinics and the field of rheumatology. She herself was diagnosed with JIA at the tender age of two,
Shots, jabs, pokes, or injections–whatever your child calls them, kids (and even most adults) are never too keen about getting them. But in the worlds of our brave and young patients who we treat at Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants — like Sarah-Beth — shots are often a part of their daily routine. Our amazing nursing staff
Jace Adame was like most two-year-olds. He loved dinosaurs — T-rexes, especially — robots and pretending he was a superhero. But, before his third birthday, his mother Nicole started noticing strange symptoms on his face. First, a red discoloration under his left eye seemed to get darker. Then grey hair appeared behind his left ear.
What comes to mind when you hear the word lupus? Do you know whether it’s a serious condition or not? Have you heard if there is a cure for it? Maybe you wonder if kids can get it too, or it’s just an adult’s disease? Lupus is an autoimmune disorder— meaning instead of the body’s
A condition we often diagnose and treat at Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also referred to as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). While the autoimmune disease is the most common arthritis among children, there is still a lot of misinformation about the condition. Dr. Ruy Carrasco breaks down the top myths of juvenile
Amanda Ortiz, LVN, has been with Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants since the beginning. We’re talking from day one. She’s a member of our excellent nursing team who supports Dr. Ruy Carrasco and cares for the young patients and their families who make frequent visits to our clinic and infusion centers. We could not do what we
Our very own Dr. Ruy Carrasco has recently been named one of the “Top Docs for Kids” in the April issue of Austin Monthly. He is one of just two physicians recognized in the Pediatric Rheumatology category. We are not surprised though — Dr. Carrasco is known as one of the most experienced board-certified pediatric
The rare autoimmune condition, Kawasaki Disease, has been in the news a lot in the past year mostly because some of its symptoms overlap with a serious coronavirus-related illness in children. It’s not unusual for Kawasaki Disease to be misdiagnosed — its symptoms resemble many other diseases. Board-certified pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. Ruy Carrasco helps to