About Tara Rizvi, MD
Tara Rizvi, MD, at Houston Rheumatology and Arthritis Specialists in Katy, Texas, is a board specialized rheumatologist with a passion for patient-centered, evidence based care, who treats men and women with rheumatologic diseases in the greater Houston area.
After specializing in rheumatology in 2008, Dr. Rizvi joined the Baylor College of Medicine, where she has served as rheumatology chief of service at Harris Health Ben Taub County Hospital, and Women’s Pavilion, Texas Children's Hospital as well as the program director for the rheumatology training program. In 2018, Dr. Rizvi was recognized for her achievements with the “STAR Award for Excellence in Patient Care” and “Women of Excellence Award” by Baylor College of Medicine.
As attending physician and chief of rheumatology at Ben Taub General Hospital for many years, Dr. Rizvi has extensive expertise in providing evidence-based care and cutting edge treatment for patients with a wide range of complicated rheumatologic diseases. As a speaker and expert representative for the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, Dr. Rizvi was at the forefront of developing a world renowned multispecialty Sjogren’s clinic at the Baylor Clinic. She has conducted and published research with nationwide experts in rheumatology. She has helped develop and test innovative learning tools for patients with lupus, lupus kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and sjogren’s syndrome.
Dr. Rizvi’s approach to her patients is driven by her passion for patient centered care. She prioritizes spending time educating patients about their autoimmune disease, and believes that empowering patients and their loved ones with knowledge about their condition leads to much improved outcomes. She also values a healthy physician -patient relationship built upon trust and mutual respect, and strives to give hope, a less painful future and a great quality of life to her patients despite their rheumatic disease.
Dr. Rizvi is currently active on staff at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Katy, and Methodist Hospital, Katy. She accepts all major insurances.