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Scott Zashin, MD

Joined: 03/22/2013
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Scott Zashin, MD is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School and maintains a private practice at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and Plano. Dr. Zashin takes an engaged, personal approach in caring for his arthritis patients. His style is unique for both the amount of time that he willingly spends with his patients, and the sincerity with which he gives care and advice. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas Texas. Selected as a Best Doctor in America for the past 15 years, Dr. Zashin uses advanced medical techniques and the latest pharmaceutical treatments in his practice. His professorship at UT Southwestern Medical School, as well as his affiliation with professional organizations and involvement in clinical trials, ensures that he is at the forefront of advances in Rheumatology. Dr Zashin has seen dramatic improvements in many of his clients with the use of TNF blockers, the significance of which he details in his book, Arthritis Without Pain: The Miracle of TNF Blockers ; additionally, Dr. Zashin has seen some patients benefit from alternative medicine and non-pharmacological treatments in conjunction with conventional therapies. As a result, Dr. Zashin never automatically dismisses the potential benefit of an alternative treatment. His goal for every patient is to identify the best, safest and most effective therapy to reduce pain, increase function, and potentially improve your quality of life. When you select Dr. Zashin as your Rheumatologist, you are choosing more than an arthritis specialist. He is a compassionate advocate who will come to know you fully as a patient and an individual as you form a partnership to improve your health. He frequently sees patients from around the country and world seeking second opinions.

Dr Zashin is an active advocate for people with arthritis. He served as President of the Lupus Foundation's North Texas chapter, and a Executive Board Member for both the Lupus Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation of North Texas. In addition, he has been a frequent speaker for the Sjogrens Syndrome Foundation. His web activities have included being the arthritis expert for the NY Times About.Com Arthritis. As a distinguished and loyal "Big Green" alumnus, he also serves as North Texas Enrollment Director for Dartmouth College.

Dr. Zashin is married and has two school-aged daughters. His family time includes long walks with his family and dog as well as, attending his daughters' stage performances and recitals.

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