About Us.

Colleagues and friends for over 20 years, Dr. Glen Graves and Dr. Luis Vasquez met in medical school before reconnecting in their individual practices in Tyler, Texas. Texas Arthritis and Rheumatology Specialists was born in 2006 when they partnered to offer an innovative, patient-centered treatment option for the greater East Texas Area. TexArt Plaza was constructed on New Copeland Road in 2008 winning the prestigious Northeast Texas AIA architecture award. Adding Physician Assistant Scott Phillips to our team in 2013, Texas Arthritis has experienced tremendous growth in 10 short years as their private practice has seen over 14,000 new patients. Our growth has continued with the addition of Taryn Hope, PA-C in 2020 and Megan Followwell, PA-C in 2021.