Driscoll Children’s Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services for infants, children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases. Conditions we treat include all forms of arthritis in children, including juvenile arthritis, as well as systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis and other inflammatory diseases involving the musculoskeletal system.


Our services include

  • Intensive physical and occupational therapy for the management of acute and chronic arthritis or other musculoskeletal problems.
  • A multidisciplinary approach with the participation of physical and occupational therapists, social workers and a nurse educator, as well as other specialties such as orthopedics and psychology.
Please prepare the following information for your child’s visit:
  • A photo ID of the parent/guardian for verification
  • All of your child’s medication bottles
  • Your child’s immunization record
  • Your child’s social security card
  • A pair of shorts for your child to change into if they are wearing long pants
  • Avoid applying nail polish before your appointment and remove any already in place
  • Copies of recent lab and radiology studies

If for any reason you are unable to keep this appointment, please call the office at (361) 694-4442 at least 24 hours in advance. We will be happy to reschedule your visit for a more convenient day and time.

Seamless Specialist Care

Visit all your child's specialists in one trip to Driscoll Children's Hospital.

Contact any of our specialty clinics to schedule a convenient one-day visit to all your child’s specialists.

Call 361-694-5000 or your 
specialty clinic.

Meet the Rheumatology Team

Melissa C. Mizesko MD
Melissa C. Mizesko
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Rheumatology Locations

Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi

3533 S. Alameda St.
Corpus Christi
(361) 694-5000
Out Patient Laboratory - Pavilion
(361) 694-4442
(361) 694 6955

Specialty Center, Brownsville

5500 N. Expressway 77
(956) 698-8600
(361) 808-2076
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Specialty Center, McAllen

1120 E. Ridge Rd.
(956) 688-1200
(361) 808-2075
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ste. 110
(956) 688-1200
Sat - Sun: 1 - 8 p.m.

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