Languages Spoken: English
Primary Phone: (817) 294-2531
Fax: (817) 294-7425
Dr. Rajni Kalagate is a rheumatologist practicing in Southwest Fort Worth.
Dr. Kalagate went to medical school in India, where she received several awards for securing the highest scores among her peers. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship training in Rheumatology at the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. She is well-regarded in the Fort Worth community and has received the Top Doctor award by the Fort Worth Magazine multiple times.
Dr. Kalagate’s fascination with immune system disorders since medical school led her to gravitate towards a career in rheumatology. She says, “It is interesting to explore the clinical challenges of diagnosing and managing rheumatic illnesses. Recent progress in drug development has played a big role in improving quality of life for our patients. This is an exciting time to be a rheumatologist!”
Her practice philosophy, in addition to treatment with medications, includes empowering her patients to take control of their lives and providing guidance on living with a chronic illness. She believes in the role of nutrition, exercise, stress-reduction and adequate sleep to help immune well- being.
“The best part of my work is the immense satisfaction derived from having the opportunity to be part of the lives of so many courageous, resilient people. To be able to help them walk, dance, run, climb a mountain…all while living with a chronic autoimmune disorder is both an exhilarating and humbling experience”.
Dr. Kalagate lives in Fort Worth with her husband and two young children. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and photography.
Patient Reviews and Testimonials:
I appreciate Kalagate’s thoroughness of explaining concerns I had, and inclusiveness in decision making about my personal health.
The entire staff is friendly and helpful, and take time to explain procedures.
Dr. Kalagate is a wonderful Doctor. The office staff and nursing staff are all excellent in their service and their kindness to patients. Dr. Kalagate is excellent; I feel secure in her. She is kind and helpful every time I have seen her. I am thankful she is my rheumatologist.
I love Dr Kalagate. She’s very caring and she takes her time with her patients.
Staff was very professional and helpful to my needs.
Dr. Kalagate was very friendly to me and talked to me about my personal life as well (as it pertains to my symptoms) and was extremely relatable. I really like her and while I hope I don’t have a reason to come back anytime soon, I have confidence in her if I do need to come back. She explained to me without a doubt what I should look for and what I should do if symptoms come back and even if no symptoms come back. Eased my mind.
I felt like I really mattered and the concern was overwhelming, and I left there feeling confident that I was in the best hands.
Dr. Kalagate and her staff always listen to my comments, concerns, and questions. They are also helpful with looking for most costâ€effective medication sources and coupons…a plus!
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Really appreciate the effort put in to get me seen as soon as possible. Everyone was very nice in the office.
Staff was friendly and easy to communicate with from beginning. Doctor heard my concerns and quickly answered; also I feel the doctor has moved in the best reasonable direction for what she believes my condition is without adding expenses and time burdens on me. get an answer of what it really is, no bunch of X-rays etc.
Dr. Kalagate is knowledgeable and truly cares about her patients. She has excellent bedside manners.
The nursing staff are always very friendly, and they make me feel welcome.
I always get an answer very quickly when I call. Sometimes, I’m not ready to talk yet because I expect to wait longer before anyone picks up!