Amarillo Medical Specialists

Rheumatology Staff

Rheumatology is the diagnosis, treatment, and management of arthritis and related diseases. These health problems affect the joints, muscles, bones and sometimes other internal organs (e.g., kidneys, lungs, blood vessels, brain). Because these diseases are often complex, they benefit from the care of an expert in this field of medicine.

The rheumatologist works with the patient and family, gives health information, and collaborates with other health care providers. A rheumatologist aims to help patients with rheumatic disease to have the best possible quality of life.

Amarillo Medical Specialists currently has three physicians and one nurse practitioner specializing in Rheumatology.  Please call directly to the office for more information. 

Carlos Plata, MD  

1215 S Coulter Street, Suite 401    (806) 356-2280 


Janet Schwartzenberg, MD 

Tommie Buchanan, FNP

1215 S Coulter Street, Suite 200    (806) 350- 7983