Very Rewarding, Very Humbling
August 07, 2019
Austin Regional Clinic is pleased to announce that Dr. Ricky C. Mehta, has joined the Rheumatology team, practicing at ARC Wilson Parke until Fall, 2019, when he will relocate to ARC Bee Cave following clinic expansion.
Dr. Mehta says that he chose Rheumatology because “It’s an evolving field of medicine that has taken great strides when it comes to treatments available for patients for various rheumatology diseases.”
He says that he find the work, “very rewarding but at the same time, very humbling.” But he also enjoys that he gets the opportunity to get to know his patients, saying, “You make very close connections with patients.”
Listening and Examining
Dr. Mehta tells us that his philosophy of practice is two-pronged, utilizing listening and examining. He says his approach involves, “Good patient care by listening to patients, followed by a thorough physical exam. Then the labs and imaging studies support your diagnosis.”
In his free time, Dr. Mehta enjoys, “working out, running, trail hiking, being on the lake, sports, spending time with friends and family, and then, of course, good old Netflix.”
Dr. Mehta’s words of wisdom for all of his patients include diet and exercise. He says, “Most rheumatic diseases have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, so diet and exercise are as, if not more, important.”
Dr. Mehta is currently accepting new patients. To make an appointment with Dr. Mehta, call ARC Wilson Parke at 737-247-7200.
Welcome to Austin Regional Clinic, Dr. Mehta!