Fort Bend Rheumatology Associates: Specialized Care and Therapies in One Convenient Location

For over 17 years, founder and CEO of Fort Bend Rheumatology Associates (FBRA), J. Edward Hernandez, MD, FACR, has specialized in the treatment of autoimmune diseases that affect the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons – diseases that can cause pain, swelling, stiffness and potentially cause joint deformities. His philosophy of patient-centered care focuses on specialized services in one convenient location, which has led his practice to grow to include two additional board-certified MDs, two Physician Assistants, an in-house lab, a suite for in-house infusion therapy, two locations and an on-site Physical Therapist.

FBRA’s expert team of medical specialists treat:  Ankylosing Spondylitis, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Giant Cell Arteritis, Gout, Psoriatic Arthritis, Raynaud’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Vasculitis.  On-site patient services include Physical Therapy to improve mobility and restore the use of affected joints, specialty labs for in-house blood draws and ultrasound guided joint injections to assist doctors with targeting the precise site of joint pain.   

FBRA’s in-house infusion suites offer a comfortable setting to provide immunotherapy for various rheumatic diseases and hydration therapy that delivers fluid and vitamins directly into the blood stream via an IV.  Several immune boosting, energy increasing, anti-inflammatory and hydration therapies can be administered based on a patient’s needs.

New to FBRA is Dr. Nasha Nensey, a board-certified rheumatologist who recently graduated from the fellowship program at Baylor College of Medicine.  She joins Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Ryan Valicek.   

FBRA is located at 7616 Branford Place, Suite 320 in Sugar Land and 208 Oak Drive South, Suite 100 B in Lake Jackson. For more information or to make an appointment, visit or call 281.980.1742.