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Texas Arthritis Foundation
Disability information in Texas
Orthopedics in Texas
South Texas Rheumatology Clinics

Texas Arthritis Foundation

North Texas Chapter
2824 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

Heart of Texas Branch

Covers an 11 county area in Central
Texas inculding Waco, Temple, Killeen

6801 Sanger Avenue
Suite 220
Waco, TX 76710
Phone: (254)772-9303
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (254)772-5064
Northwest Texas Chapter
3001 West 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
South Texas Chapter
South Texas Chapter
3701 Kirby Drive, Suite 1230
Houston, TX 77098

Disability information in Texas

Texas Rehabilitation Commission 
The primary state agency for Texas for retraining/rehabilitation services for people with disabilities.
Texas Commission for the Blind 
Goals are to assist Texans who are blind or visually impaired to (1) secure or maintain employment in careers consistent with their capabilities and (2) live as independently as possible consistent with their skills, abilities and interests.
Advocacy Incorporated -
The mission of Advocacy, Inc. is to advocate for, protect, and advance the legal, human, and service rights of Texans with disabilities. Based in Austin, Texas.
Texas Hearing and Service Dogs -
Training and placement of dogs for the hearing impaired or disabled.
Deaf Celebration -
Annual event celebrating deaf heritage. Site includes a list of programs and committees, photos, meeting schedule, and a calendar.
All Walks of Life -
Collects data, publishes reports, and offers educational presentations in order to prevent violence against the disabled.
The Arc of Texas -
Expanding opportunities for people with mental retardation and other developmental difficulties. Calendar, chapter events, available training and information resources.
Texas Fiesta Educativa - Project P.O.D.E.R. -
Community based organization providing information, support, and training services for multicultural families of youth aged 1-21 who have a disability
Texas Workers Comp Advisor Newsletter -
Covers all aspects of the workers compensation system in Texas.
Texas Association of the Deaf -
Addresses the needs of deaf and hard of hearing citizens. Site includes photos, newsletters, and membership information.
Texas State Independent Living Council -
Mission: to promote the philosophy of independent living and to promote the expansion of quality consumer directed independent living service programs statewide.
American Council of the Blind of Texas
ACBT is a chapter of the national organization of the American Council of the Blind. ACBT represents the interests of blind and visually impaired Texans.
Deaf Network -
Directory of resources for the deaf.
Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs -
(AGS) Student service organization formed to 1)educate the community and other students about the purpose and values of having guide-dogs and service-dogs and 2)support organizations like the Southwest Guide Dog Foundation and Canine Companions for Independence.
Vocational Assessments -
Includes a process that systematically uses work activities as the focal point for assessment of capabilities. Contact information is provided.

Orthopedics in Texas

Orthopedic Institute of Texas -
Dr. Edward Smith and Dr. Robert Myles along with a team of nurses and physical therapists specialize in treating and preventing work-related injuries.
Metrocrest Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine -
A group of orthopedic surgeons serving the Dallas area.
Azalea Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic -
Orthopedic Specialists in the East Texas Area.
Spinal Surgery - South Texas Spinal Clinic -
Surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine. Including injuries and disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Located in San Antonio.
The Hand Center of San Antonio -
Specializes in the treatment of hand, wrist, and shoulder surgeries. (Texas)
David Lintner, M.D. -
Sports medicine specialist at Baylor University with office locations in Houston and Baytown.
Advanced Orthopedic Institute -
Specializing in arthroscopic treatment of knee and shoulder injuries. Located in McAllen , Texas.
Stephen Courtney, M.D. -
Back and neck specialist for Plano Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center.
Aubrey Smith, M.D. -
Specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive orthopedic surgery in Amarillo, Texas.
Edward B. Elmer, MD, PA -
Orthopaedic surgeon (hand, arthroscopic, total joint, fracture) in Pleasanton, Floresville, Pearsall.
Rio Grande Orthopaedic Institute -
Bill Snyder,M.D. specializing in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder & knee, sports medicine, fracture care, and work related injuries. Located in McAllen.
Varsity Orthopedics -
Information for parents about treatment and prevention of children's sports-related injuries, birth defects, and growth-related disorders. Practice in Hurst, Texas.
Barry L. Zindel, MD -
Located in Gainesville. Specializations include fracture treatment, hand conditions, and sports medicine.
Albracht Orthopedic Surgery -
Providing general orthopedic care including arthroscopy, joint replacement, fracture care, sports medicine, and work related injuries. Located in Dumas, Texas

Rheumatologist in Texas

South Texas Rheumatology Clinics

Houston San Antonio

Ben Taub General Hospital
150 Taub Loop
Houston, Texas  77030
(713) 793-2000

  • Eligibility:  Referral to rheumatology clinic after being approved for treatment.
  • Cost:  Determined by sliding scale; based upon ability to pay.



Audie Murphy V.A. Hospital
Rheumatology Clinic
7400 Merton Minter, Room 1A-B
San Antonio, Texas  78229
(210) 617-5300 ext. 4072

  • Eligibility:  Anyone eligible for V.A. care
  • 9am-4pm, M-F.




Texas Children's Hospital
Pediatric Rheumatology
6621 Fannin
Houston, Texas  77030
(713) 770-3830

  • Eligibility:  Any child with rheumatic disease.
  • Cost:  Determined by sliding scale; based upon ability to pay.



Arthritis & Associated Diseases Center
7711 Louis Pasteur Dr.  #906
San Antonio, Texas  78229
(713) 614-2821

  • Eligibility:  Referral to rheumatology clinic after being approved for treatment.
  • Cost:  Determined by sliding scale; based upon ability to pay.



The University of Texas - Medical Branch - Galveston
Eighth and Mechanic
Galveston, Texas  77550
(409) 772-1011

  • Eligibility:  Written referral from a physician.
  • Cost:  Based upon ability to pay.



Arthritis Associates of San Antonio - Northeast Clinic
8527 Village Dr.  #207
San Antonio, TX  78217
(210) 590-9596

  • Eligibility:  Referral to rheumatology clinic after being approved for treatment.
  • Cost:  Determined by sliding scale; based upon ability to pay.

Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children
Rheumatology Clinic
1402 N. MacGregor Drive
Houston, Texas  77030
(713) 797-1616

  • Eligibility:  Any child eligible for Shriner's care.




Arthritis Diagnostic and Treatment Center
10130 Huebner Rd.
San Antonio, Texas  78240
(210) 690-8067

  • Eligibility:  Referral to rheumatology clinic after being approved for treatment.
  • Cost:  Determined by sliding scale; based upon ability to pay.

Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Section of Rheumatology
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, Texas  77211
(713) 794-7085

  • Eligibility:  Anyone eligible for V.A. care.



Santa Rosa Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic
519 W. Houston
San Antonio, Texas  78207
(210) 704-2042

  • Eligibility:  Most by referrals (primary physician or other physician.
  • Cost:  Medicare/Medicaid; base upon ability to pay; determined by sliding scale.



University of Texas Health Science Center

The Brady Green Hospital
527 N. Leona
San Antonio, Texas  78207
(210) 358-3400

  • Eligibility:  Written referral from a physician.
  • Cost:  Based upon ability to pay



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