Seton Family of Doctors

Ruy Carrasco, MD

Division Chief, Rheumatology Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Physician Informaticist/CMIO, Seton Family of Hospitals Clinical Enterprise, Ascension EHR Governance, Chair, Seton EHR Governance, Chair

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Ruy Carrasco, MD

Division Chief, Rheumatology Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Physician Informaticist/CMIO, Seton Family of Hospitals Clinical Enterprise, Ascension EHR Governance, Chair, Seton EHR Governance, Chair

Dr. Carrasco is from a small farming community in the Land of Enchantment. Dr. Carrasco established the Division of Rheumatology under the guidance of his mentors and leaders of pediatric rheumatology, Drs. Murray Passo and Daniel Lovell. He is active in clinical care, teaching and research.

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Specialty

Rheumatology (Pedi)

Seton Hospital Affiliation

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas

Seton Medical Center Austin

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Provides Care Through

Specially for Children

Additional Language Spoken

Spanish

My Passion for Healthcare

I was guided into medicine by my family physician, John Lennon's former roommate, Dr. William Bell. I have a love for people, and seeing people as patients is a privilege I love doing every day.

Services I Provide

  1. Intra-Articular Joint Injections
  2. Biologic Drug Trials
  3. Second Opinion on Rheumatic Diseases

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

  • Residency

    University of New Mexico Medical School, Albuquerque, NM

  • Fellowship

    Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatric Rheumatology

My Clinical Focus

Pediatric rheumatology is a small sub-specialty, but in that sub-specialty, I have found a group of patients that have my calling: juvenile dermatomyositis and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. My research has focused on the cost of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), education in JIA and biologic medications in JIA and lupus. One of the most rewarding times is seeing patients as friends and team members at the arthritis walk fundraisers and arthritis camps.

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Craniofacial Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Opththalmology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Seton

Seton offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it Humancare. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible. Humancare is an essential part of our mission to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services.

You'll find Seton doctors, nurses and associates delivering care throughout Central Texas Communities. We operate more than 100 clinical locations, including three teaching hospitals and another opening in 2017 that will be the training site for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.

When you choose care from us, you are choosing care that is at the forefront of medical innovation. Seton conducts research and provides advanced treatments for conditions including stroke, traumatic injury, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and many of today's most difficult illnesses to treat.

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