U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Carlos Kier

Rheumatology
Arlington, TX
51 years experience

Locations

Office

Arlington, TX

Address

809 W Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX
Directions

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
0 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
Rheumatology 51 years experience
They can.: Muscle injury syndromes secondary to lipid lowering medications can occur at any time during therapy although 2/3 of the cases occur in the first 6 months. The best course of action would be to notify the prescribing physician and be evaluated as soon as possible. The treatment of these syndromes is obviously to discontinue the medication.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Not generally: Pulmonary involvement in sle is generally manifested as pleural effusions(fluid around the lung) and pneumonitis. These would generally result in an abnormal chest x-ray. Chronic cough in sle can be associated with esophageal reflux which is not uncommon and generally associated with raynauds.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Refer to answer: Psoriatic spondylitis refers to inflammation of the sacro-iliac joints and the spine and is one manifestation of psoriatic arthritis. The primary symptoms are chronic low back pain and stiffness. Hip involvement can also be seen. It is one form of what are known as spondyloarthropathies, which include anklylosing spondylitis, reactive arthrtis, arthritis with inflammatory bowel disease, etc.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
137
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kier is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kier is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
I take methotrexate ate predisone but no boilogics, I was off all meds do I got general joint pains
HealthTap member
Thank you, putting a time frame on this issue has encouraged me to make an appointment.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1970MD
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less