Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants

Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants

Our experienced pediatric rheumatology team led by Dr. Ruy Carrasco is committed to diagnosing and treating infants, children, and young adults suffering from autoimmune disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

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Dr. Carrasco carries a heavy workload outside of the clinic in terms of important research he conducts in the field of pediatric rheumatology. Learn more about his contributions in research here:


Our pediatric rheumatology team specializes in the treatment of colitis - an inflammatory bowel disease where the lining of the colon and rectum become severely irritated. Learn more about it - including causes and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment:


Did you know that juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is the most common arthritis among children? Dr. Carrasco broke down the top myths about this autoimmune disease in our blog. Read it here:


Join us in congratulating Dr. Carrasco - He has been named a Top Doctor for kids by Austin Monthly! 👏

Learn more:

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Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication, Dr. Carrasco! ❤️


We all had friends or classmates who are able to do things with their joints that seem unbelievable. They can bend their arms beyond the elbow, “jump rope” with their arms and push their fingers down to their wrists. Is this type of extreme flexibility, known as hypermobility, normal? We explore this in our latest blog!

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One of the many things we do here at Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants are infusions for children and adolescents, most often to treat an autoimmune disorder to help them achieve a more comfortable quality of life.

The first time a patient comes to us for an infusion can be daunting, but Dr. Ruy Carrasco and our amazing team of experienced infusion nurses offer some helpful tips for first-time infusion sessions in our blog:


Hapoy Valentine’s Day Mary.

A very special Valentine from a very special patient. Thank you AlfonsoandNicole Adame.


All appointments on Thursday and Friday will be virtual. Please contact our clinic at 512-494-4000 with any questions or email your provider via the patient portal.

Be safe.

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We want to hear from you! Do you have a question for our team? Ask us in the comments below!

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Our new year is off to an excellent start as we congratulate Dr. Carrasco on his recognition as one of Austin Monthly's “Top Doctors” for Pediatric Rheumatology. 🎉 Thank you, Dr. Carrasco, for your dedication to our patients and their families! Read more about this recognition:

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Did you know that roughly six percent of children living with juvenile arthritis are also affected by psoriatic arthritis? We’ve put together a few of the other lesser-known facts about the condition. Read about it in our latest blog!

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From all of us here at Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants, have a wonderful and safe holiday celebration! ❄ As a reminder, we’ll be closed on December 24 and 31.

DR. RUY CARRASCO on TikTok 12/17/2021


We love having fun with our patients!! Dr. Carrasco recently joined one of our awesome patients for a TikTok video - take a look!


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Many of our patient families have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for their children with autoimmune or autoinflammatory conditions. We are invested in the wellbeing of our patients and will continue to stay abreast of the most current recommendations regarding the vaccine to provide you with the latest scientific information. Board-certified pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Ruy Carrasco and Shelby Brooks, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, have compiled the most frequently asked questions from families and addressed them in our latest blog. Read it here:

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Please join us in congratulating our favorite pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. Ruy Carrasco, for being recognized as one of Texas Monthly’s 2021 Super Doctors! 👏


Sisters with Psoriatic Arthritis

Meet Shelby: Our new pediatric nurse practitioner! In this video, she shares a special personal story about when she was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at just two years old.

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Although Nurse Shelby Brooks is a relatively new member to our practice, she has been no less integral to our PRC staff and patient families. Get to know Shelby in our latest blog where she shares more about herself - including her experience with JIA and about her horse, Maverick!

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Halloween took an interesting turn at Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants when Jedi Carrasco was levitated by his padawan, Ray… Have a safe Halloween.

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Are you looking for adaptable Halloween costume ideas? Here are a few suggestions to get started!

October is only a few days away, and we’re so excited for Halloween. 🎃 Help us celebrate by posting a photo of your child in a costume from a previous year!

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As part of her volunteer work through the Williamson County Medical Reserve Corps, Shelby Brooks, Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants' new nurse practitioner, is hosting a free webinar for Texas high school students who are considering becoming healthcare providers. The webinars begin TOMORROW (9/14) and will happen every Tuesday 7-8:30pm pm CST via Zoom for 6 weeks. Spots are limited, so make sure you register today:

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Jace is one of our superhero patients. At about three years old, Jace was diagnosed with two rare conditions: Parry Romberg Syndrome, causing deterioration of the skin and soft tissues on half of the face and Juvenile Seronegative Polyarthritis, causing severe joint pain and swelling, which Dr. Carrasco helps treat. Last year, the young dynamo endured several major surgeries and intensive therapies and always with a positive attitude. Says Dr. Carrasco, "Jace is a remarkable and resilient little boy. He is a superhero in every sense of the word.” Learn about his incredible story here:

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What comes to mind when you hear the word lupus? We treat lupus and other pediatric inflammatory conditions all the time! If you’re interested in learning about this autoimmune disorder, read our blog — we’ve put together information about lupus, including symptoms and treatments. Read it here:

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IMPORTANT: Our phone lines and internet are down. The issue is being worked on and we hope it will be fixed soon. In the meantime, if you have an urgent issue and need to contact a provider immediately, please use the MedLink number: (512) 323-5465

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Did you know July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month?! Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a condition we often diagnose and treat. While the autoimmune disease is the most common arthritis among children, there is still a lot of misinformation about it. Dr. Carrasco and our team at Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants are working to spread awareness of JRA this month, and have shared a break down of the top myths about the condition!

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We love hearing from our patients! Our team works hard to make sure you have a positive experience each time you visit.

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Get to know our team! This month we talked with Amanda Ortiz – she’s been a member of our nursing team and making our world at PRC a brighter place since day one! Read our blog to get to know her better:


We are closed today! Enjoy the holiday.

Child Neurology Consultants of Austin and Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants are closed today. Enjoy your Memorial Day.

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Our brave patient Sarah-Beth always brightens our day! ❤️ We love seeing our patients happy and smiling!

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We love our patients!

Dr. Labiner and Dr. Carrasco were greeted by a big Star Wars fan recently -- We love having fun with our patients each day!


No injection fears for our small but mighty patient Sarah-Beth!

Getting a shot can be hard for our young patients. No injection fears for our small but mighty patient Sarah-Beth!


We love our infusion nursing team Ally, Keiko, and Mary! They are valued team members that give our patients access to important medicines. We couldn't take care of our families without their unwavering dedication and daily smiles.


Today begins Nurses Week! We couldn’t do what we do without the hard work, care and support of our phenomenal team of nurses. Help us celebrate them by sharing a message in the comments!


Schedule Your Appointment Online!

Did you know that you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Carrasco directly on our website? Visit to learn more and book your next appointment!


We’re thrilled to share that Dr. Carrasco was recognized as one of Austin Monthly’s Top Docs for Kids! 👏 Join us in giving him a big congratulations!

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7940 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5pm
Friday 7:30am - 5pm

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