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IMPORTANT:

Currently, Cook Children’s will only perform COVID-19 testing on patients who are admitted for inpatient care. No outpatient settings will perform this testing including specialty clinics.

Appointment and visitation policy:

Time sensitive, emergent and urgent cases will still take place. Parents and guardians will be contacted if their child’s appointment/procedure needs to be rescheduled. If you feel your child’s upcoming procedure or appointment can be postponed at least six weeks, please call your physician’s office. This change is being made in accordance with recommendations by the federal government and the American College of Surgeons.

  • A maximum of one primary caregiver will be allowed per patient, per visit inside Cook Children’s pediatric specialties. Please designate the primary caregiver who will go into the room with your child upon arrival.
  • NO WALK INS. Please call for an appointment and we will help you.
  • Scheduling through myChart Patient Portal will be temporarily disabled. When telemedicine options become available those will be opened on the portal.
  • MASKS: Parents and families, as we continue to follow the recommendations from the CDC, if you have an appointment at our Dodson clinic, our urgent care centers, or any of our other clinics or primary care offices, please bring and wear your own cloth face covering from home. Learn how to make your own cloth face covering or mask here. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

It's hard enough to be a kid. At Cook Children's Pediatric Rheumatology we try to make it a little easier.

Most people think of things like arthritis, scleroderma or Crohn's disease as something that only older adults get. But kids get these and many other conditions as well. At Cook Children's, we here to help kids and teens with things like persistent arthritis and joint pain, symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases and much, much more.

Conditions treated

  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Scleroderma
  • Spondyloarthropathies, such as ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter syndrome, psoriatic arthritis and the arthritis associated with ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease
  • Vasculopathies of childhood, including Kawasaki syndrome, Henoch-Schönlein purpura, Wegener granulomatosis and related conditions

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

An overview of rheumatoid arthritis, how it affects the body and where in the body it frequently occurs.

Meet our doctors:

Contact and Locations

Have a question? If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call 682-885-1202.

Cook Children's Rheumatology
1500 Cooper St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
682-885-1202 phone

Virtual medicine and telehealth

Specialty care is now as close as your computer, laptop, cell phone or tablet. Cook Children's specialty clinics throughout North Texas are equipped with cameras, microphones, TV monitors and specialized equipment, which means patient families can receive consultations and exams in real time without having to go to the inconvenience or expense of traveling far from home. Telemedicine provides coordinated care and ease of access that patient families in outlying areas otherwise wouldn't have.

Based on the diagnosis, a patient may have to be seen in person for an initial visit. Contact us at 682-885-1202 for information on our telemedicine services.