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 Dr. Parker is Chief of Rheumatology at Austin Diagnostic Clinic.

As a consultant, he helps other doctors with diagnostic questions, helps with management and coordination of care for patients. He is active in medical research in his areas of interest including gout, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory eye diseases (uveitis) where he has been Principle Investigator in many studies. He has even written his own protocol and gotten it approved by an IRB without the help of a pharmaceutical company or other entity.

Most Important Accolades:

Valedictorian of Medical school class
Most Outstanding Resident
Texas Super Doctor for 10 years straight

Postdoctorial Training:

Internship (Categorical), William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX – 1994-1995
Residency (Medicine), William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX – 1995-1997
Fellowship (Rheumatology), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Wash., D.C. – 1997-1999
Fellowship (Medical Research), Walter Reed Institute of Research, Wash., DC – 1998-1999

Military Training:

Officer Basic Course – 1991
Combat Casualty Care Course – 1995
Chemical and Biological Weapons – 1997
Officer Advanced Course – 2002

Education:

Benedictine College, Atchison, KS – Magna Cum Laude, B.A. 1990
University of Health Sciences-COM, Kansas City, MO – Summa Cum Laude, D.O. 1994

Certification and Licensure:

Basic Life Support Certification Provider – 1992
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider – 1994-2005
Advance Trauma Life Support Provider – 1995-2000
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor – 2003-2005

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners – 1995
American Board of Internal Medicine – 1997-2007
American Board of Internal Medicine: Recertification – 2007-
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology – 1999-2009
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Recertification – 2009-2019

Scientific Societeis

American Osteopathic Society – 1990-
American College of Physicians, Associate Member – 1994-1997
American College of Rheumatology, Associate Member – 1997-1999
Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia, Member – 1997-2000
American College of Physicians, Member – 1999-2003
American College of Rheumatology, Fellow – 1999-
American College of Physicians, Fellow – 2003-

Awards and Honors

Academic:

The United States Secretary of Education International Youth Year Award for Outstanding Character and Citizenship – 1985
Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society – 1988-1990
Dr. Ira Morison Award – Outstanding Biological Research and Scholarship – 1990
Army Health Professions Scholarship – 1990
Sigma Sigma Phi – National Osteopathic Honor Fraternity – 1991-1994
Psi Sigma Alpha – National Osteopathic Scholastic Honor Fraternity – 1992-1994
Golden Stethoscope Award – Graduating First in Medical School Class – 1994
Most Outstanding Resident – William Beaumont AMC (Army Medical Center) – 1997
Regional Winner,    Podium Presentation, Army Chapter of American College of Physicians – 1997
Third Place Winner, American College of Osteopathic Internists 60th Annual Convention & Research Competition. – 2000
Teacher of the Year – Department of Medicine- Brooke Army Medical Center – 2002-2003
Teacher of the Year -Transitional Residency Program – Brooke Army Medical Center – 2002-2003
Texas Super Doctor (Physician panel select top 5% of Texas doctors) – 2006-20015

Military:

Army Service Ribbon – 1991
National Defense Service Medal – 1994
Army Achievement Medal – 1997
Army Achievement Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster) – 1998
Army Commendation Medal – 1999
Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster) – 2000
Command Sergeant Majors’ coin for outstanding performance – 2000
Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s coin for outstanding performance – 2000
National Defense Service Ribbon (Oak Leaf Cluster) – 2002
Meritorious Service Medal – 2002

Appointments

Academic

Teaching Fellow in Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health
Sciences, Bethesda, MD – 1997-1998

Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health
Sciences, Bethesda, MD – 1998-1999

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health
Sciences, Bethesda, MD – 1999-2003

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Texas A & M College of Medicine
Health Science Center, College Station, TX – 2014-

Assignments and Duties

Medical Staff, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Service, Walter Reed
Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. – 1999-2000

Assistant Chief, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Service, Brooke
Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX – 2000-2003

Assistant Program Director, Transitional Program, Brooke Army Medical
Center, San Antonio, TX – 2002-2003

Staff Rheumatologist, Austin Diagnostic Clinic (ADC), Austin, Texas – 2003-

Continuous Quality Improvement Committee Member, ADC, Austin, TX – 2005- 2008

Chief, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Service, Austin Diagnostic
Clinic – 2008-

Other Professional Activities

President, Military Medical Club, University of Health Sciences – 1992-1993

Education Committee, William Beaumont Army Medical Center – 1995-1996

Quality Improvement Coordinator, Rheumatology Service, Walter Reed
Army Medical Center – 1999-2000

Graduate Medical Education Order of Merit List Review Board – 2000-2001

Co-director of the Uveitis Clinic, Brooke Army Medical Center,
San Antonio, TX – 2000-2003

Texas Medical Board Expert Panel Member for Rheumatology – 2006-