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Dr. Robert Lowe

Pediatric Rheumatology
Las Vegas, NV
18 years experience male

Locations

Kids Arthritis Care -- Juvenile Arthritis & Rheumatology Care & Research Center

Las Vegas, NV

Address

3017 W. Charleston Blvd, Ste 50, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

7029952124

Insurances accepted

Medicaid

About

Bio

Dr. Lowe is a board certified pediatric rheumatologist and enjoys caring for kids with arthritis, lupus, and many other pediatric rheumatologic conditions. His goals include improving our understanding of how lupus develops in kids and helping develop new treatments and possibly even a cure for lupus and other autoimmune diseases.

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.

Pediatric Rheumatology

General Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Nevada

Doctor Q&A

293 Answers
196 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Get proper treatment: Be sure to see a board certified pediatric rheumatologist.General pediatricians and family medicine docs are not familiar or comfortable with using we... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Lack of digestion: When food is not broken down and absorbed in the small intestine, it passes then to the colon where the normal bacteria in your colon then consume it ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
It's working: Methotrexate starts working after 4 to 8 weeks with maximal benefit at a particular dose around 3 to 4 months-- a great medication.We don't fully unde... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Most: Most patients with back pain due to a herniated disc do not require or benefit from surgery.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
No evidence it works: Rheumatoid arthritis (with warm swollen joints) is an autoimmune disease that requires treatment to suppress the white blood cells from attacking a pe... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Possibly...: This is an inflammatory condition associated with a number of conditions including psoriasis, down syndrome, type 1 diabetes, idiopathic (no known und... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
See doc, get rehab: Most injuries should respond to physical therapy.Don't discount the great importance to your mental and physical health from remaining active in your ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Many possible: Lupus (full name: systemic lupus erythematosus, or sle) is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any system of the body.Malar rash on face, ski... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Discuss with doctor: There are many ways to effectively treat JIA with Methotrexate and biologics (Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) Humira, Orencia).Every doc has their own ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Biologics: Injected weekly low dose Methotrexate is clearly a good drug for juvenile arthritis but doesn't come close to an ideal combination of weekly Methotrex... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Many possibilities: We don't fully understand what causes lupus but we do know from recent studies that even if your lupus is not flaring, your immune system is not like ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Often misdiagnosed: You should see your doctor and discuss this. Just because you have made antibodies against rmsf bacteria in the past, it doesn't mean you are cur... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Some people have autoantibodies that increase their risk of developing clots.Although this can occur in patients without lupus, some of these antibodi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Only if broken young: Damaged growth plates are harmful because they can prevent normal bone growth in childhood and adolescence. As an adult, growth plates are inactive (f... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Depends: This largely depends on the severity of the flare and if appropriate meds are being taken to end the flare.Low dose weekly Methotrexate may take 6-8 w... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
No: "growing pains" is a misnomer since it is not caused by growing--it is a benign non-inflammatory, non-injury-related musculoskeletal pain that affect... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
TNF inhibitor: Tnf inhibitors like enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) and Humira work faster than methotrexate. Methotrexate can take 2-3 months to get much benefit. The... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Acute kidney failure: And a stomach or intestinal ulcer if taken long term. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are both in the same drug class called nsaids and you should never take ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Different bones: There are a number of different types of bones and many do not have "growth plates" as we think of them in long bones in the arms and legs.Growth plat... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Mostly clinical exam: There is no blood test that can diagnose arthritis-osteo or ra.Pos rheumatoid factor is not specific and does not make diagnosis.Anti-ccp test is more... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Kids: Kids can get high blood pressure too for various reasons. Be sure to ask about it with each dr visit.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Flare of arthritis: If you stop your remicade, (infliximab) you will be at significant risk for a bad flare of your arthritis. You should only stop arthritis medication o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Get proper treatment: Be sure to see a board certified pediatric rheumatologist.There is no reason to suffer with this disease considering how highly effective the medicati... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
See your doc soon: Pain in the buttocks can be a symptom of inflammation or damage to a part of your hip (such as the sacroiliac joints).Inflammation can be due to infe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Patello-femoral synd: This could be due to a common condition called patello-femoral syndrome that causes knee pain that is especially worse going up and down stairs.This i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
A few possibilities: If the bump is sore, red, itchy, or drains pus, it could be an infection and probably should be looked at by a doctor, especially if it becomes more s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Many, all treatable: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (same as jra, newer name) can be classified into several categories: oligoarticular jia (4 or fewer joints affected), po... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Ignore: Improving sleep habits is often the most important step you can take to beat fibromyalgia.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Inborn muscle diseas: Nih website has lots of excellent information: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/md/md.Htm "the muscular dystrophies (md) are a group of more than 30... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Depends: It likely depends how bad of a flare you had while off of the enbrel (etanercept).A more severe flare may take a few weeks longer on Enbrel (etanercep... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Mostly clinical exam: There is no blood test that can conclusively diagnose RA. Pos rheumatoid factor is not specific and does not make diagnosis.Anti-CCP test is more spec... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Depends: If your knock knees are being caused to some degree by flat feet, then shoe arch support insoles may be helpful. Many people have flat feet and it doe... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Raynaud's: Raynaud's phenomenon can occur by itself (primary) or as part of a disease like lupus or scleroderma.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Both are excellent: I usually start with Enbrel because parents can give injections at home and the shots are relatively painless (compared to humira--another excellent t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
No cure : There is no cure for lupus currently so the goal of treatment is to put it into remission (quiet with no active symptoms or abnormal labs) and control... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Consider Birmingham: I don't know any of the pediatric rheumatologists in person who practice in Memphis or other places in Tennessee so I can't recommend them m... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Up: Up to 1/3 of healthy people who won't ever get autoimmune disease (lupus) have a positive ANA test.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
No: There is no way to "outgrow" jra / jia. You have it for life. It can only be put into remission for periods of time from weeks to years, depending on... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
See your doctor: See your regular doctor and ask if you might have bowed legs that can be caused by physiologic genu varum (self-correcting with age/growth in childre... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Not very likely: Tmj arthritis occurs in up to 70% of kids with jia/jra. Most don't even have any symptoms. Highly likely jaw pain is on ominous sign of not just acti... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Ask why not: Is your child's rheumatologist an adult or pediatric rheumatologist?Adult rheumatologists often are less aggressive with using tnf-inhibitors (enbrel/... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Fairly low: Systemic lupus erythematosus is a complex genetic disease meaning that there are many genes that may affect risk(over 80 known so far) and only a hand... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Pain vs Swelling: Arthralgia refers to only joint pain (arth = joint; -algia = pain). Arthritis refers to inflammation in the joint (arth- = joint; -itis = inflammed) w... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Uncontrolled disease: Limb deformities occur in rheumatoid arthritis when inflammation has led to physical destruction of the joint so it can't move properly. This can lead... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Depends: Scleritis can be caused by different problems since slceritis just means that your sclera are inflamed. If it's been determined to be an autoimmune co... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Those are not terribly high lab values for alt and ast. Such modestly elevated labs that measure liver irritation (or damage/disease when > 2-3 ti... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
No, bad idea: You are on the same team as your doctor. Use your doctor as a consultant to help you make the best decisions for your care. If you alter your treatmen... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Absolutely not: Anything that increases inflammation is going to increase the risk for a flare of autoimmune arthritis. Controlling and reducing inflammation, not cau... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
No: Alcohol use when used with low dose Methotrexate can and has lead to liver failure and the need for a liver transplant. The amount of alcohol that can... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Absolutely: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia), previously commonly known as jra, can start in children of any age including teens. If you know a teen with joint... Read More

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Aug 21, 2013
Dr. Lowe is a well-trained, caring, and thoughtful expert in his field. I recommend him highly.
Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Feb 27, 2013
Dr. Lowe is awesome in every way! He is our 18 year old daughter's hero. Her JA went under treated for more than 5 years leading to joint contractures and daily pain/suffering. Dr. Lowe immediately re...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Awesome! I am from Alabama and we don't always get the best PR, so it's nice when it's pointed out- the amazing level of medical care a pt can receive in B'Ham at Childr...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Had to wait 8 painful years to have my TLIF surgery. Most M.D.'s don't think a patient's back pain is bad until they have surgery.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I lost my dad 20yrs ago and i have looked for answerd evrry sence...thank you for helpin me with that!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, WA
Graduated 2004MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, WA
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Completed 2007

Awards

Award Recipient, Creative and Novel Ideas on HIV Research
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow,, Arthritis Foundation
Award Recipient, Kaul Pediatric Reseach Foundation

Affiliations

Member, American Association of Imunologists
Diplomate, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, Pediatrics Section of American College of Rheumatology
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