A new approach to Rheumatology
The Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area now has a holistic, personalized approach to your rheumatic and autoimmune care.
With an innovative use of house calls and telemedicine, we provide first- class Rheumatology care that combines evidence-based therapies and non-traditional approaches at your convenience. We are accepting new patients and open to all of Texas, contact us for more information.
Get to know our provider, Dr. Elizabeth C. Ortiz!
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You are more than your disease.
Understanding you is the first step to getting you on the road to health. Connected Rheumatology will help you:
At Connected Rheumatology we take an in-depth look at your symptoms, your medical history and your lifestyle. As a result, we are able to discover the true cause for your symptoms. We can then provide an integrative, individualized treatment plan that allows you to successfully live with, or leave behind, your autoimmune condition.
We believe learning how to thrive in the face of a difficult diagnosis is done by balancing the health of the body, mind and spirit. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Therefore, Connected Rheumatology was built to allow for the time and attention necessary to get to the root of your problem.
Partnership with your healthcare provider is the path to optimal health and this is especially true in rheumatology. Through one-on-one consultations, direct patient care and our online education, we empower patients to become active participants in their own care.
What others are saying
Office visits were like visiting an old friend. Just seeing her makes you feel better.
She has a great combination of bedside manner, technical skill, and an excellent understanding of rheumatoid diseases.
She helped me and my wife to understand what I’m dealing with and what to expect, and all while being very compassionate. She not only listened to me but then explained everything in terms I can understand.
Dr Ortiz always has my health as her priority. Even with a difficult to manage disease, she makes reasonable recommendations and makes sure I am comfortable with moving forward on new treatment plans, medications etc.
I noticed that after I went into remission, I was able to maintain it longer than I did in the past due to Dr. Ortiz’s treatment.
Dr. Ortiz listens to her patients and treats each one as an individual. She helped me manage my medical condition by listening to me, prescribing tests as necessary, and helping me stay on top of my health.
She made sure that I knew which steps we were taking and why we were taking those steps.
Dr. Ortiz was clear, direct, and compassionate with my case, helping me understand my conditions and plan for my future with a tailored approach.
I was recommended to Dr. Ortiz by my physical therapist and had our first appointment in December 2014. By April 2015, I was on vacation, walking around all day without pain, and feeling the best I had in years. She not only respected the fact that I valued the combination of vitamins, supplements, and diet along with any prescribed medication to treat my arthritis, but she encouraged me to continue.
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