Dr. Brian Sayers, MD

Dr. Brian Sayers, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Brian Sayers, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1981 and specializes in rheumatology.Read his story

1301 W 38th St Ste 110

Austin, TX 78705

Contact Information

(512) 454-3631

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Sayers' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sayers "Dr. Sayers is a lifelong Austinite. He attended Austin High, then U.T. Austin before marrying his middle school sweetheart and moving to Dallas where he attended U.T. Southwestern Medical School. He went on to do an Internal Medicine residency at University of New Mexico Affiliated Hospitals in Albuquerque. Two things there influenced his decision to go into subspecialty training in Rheumatology. First, the head of the Internal Medicine department was Dr. Ralph Williams, one of the most well respected rheumatologists of his era, who took a special interest in Dr. Sayers. Also, during this time, Dr. Sayers' grandmother, with whom he spent much of his childhood, contracted a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis. In the early 80's, treatment options for severe RA were somewhat limited and more toxic than today's treatments and she passed away while Dr. Sayers was still in training. Upon completing his Internal Medicine training, he was accepted for a two year Rheumatology fellowship at the U.T. Health Science Center in San Antonio. In 1986, then board certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Dr. Sayers returned to Austin. He practiced briefly with the Austin Diagnostic Clinic, but wanted a smaller, more personal practice setting for his patients and soon established his own private practice and has practiced in this patient-centered atmosphere ever since. Dr. Sayers has been involved in organized medicine in Austin for many years, serving in many leadership positions, including Travis County Medical Society President. During his time with TCMS, he has made the focus of his work enhancing the availability of medical care for indigent residents of Travis County. Among his volunteer activities, he serves as a volunteer physician at Volunteer HealthCare Clinic, a non-profit that primarily serves undocumented immigrates, most of whom have no access to healthcare through the current safety net system in Travis County. He also serves on the Executive Committee of Project Access, a project of the Travis County Medical Society Foundation that provides free medical care to the working poor. Dr. Sayers is a 2011 graduate of The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, receiving a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry. His ministries since graduation have included Ministry of Challenge, a faith based, residential drug and alcohol rehab program for indigent and homeless men in east Austin, and Texas Reach Out's Matthew House, a faith based transitional house for recently incarcerated men who are trying to rebuild their lives upon release into society. Dr. Sayers and his wife Maryann, have three children, four grandchildren and live in central Austin where, in addition to time with his family and volunteer activities, he enjoys running on the Shoal Creek Hike and Bike trail, cheering on the Longhorns, and an occasional, ill fated attempt at golf. Of his work he notes, "I enjoy the daily intellectual challenges and problem solving that a rheumatology practice provides, but at this point in my career, far and away what I enjoy most is my patients. Some of them have been with me since the beginning of my practice in the 80's, many others for well over a decade. Many of them are just like family to me. I take my responsibilities as their physician very seriously. Medicine in this current environment provides many challenges and obstacles for patients. Likewise, maintaining a strong and viable small practice is very difficult these days- current administrative requirements and regulations stretch a small practice's resources to the limit, but I am committed to offering a small practice alternative to my patients, with care as attentive, personalized and cutting edge as I can possibly provide.""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sayers "Dr. Sayers is a strong believer in the connection between body and soul and recognizes this critical concept in his approach to providing care. Dr. Sayers' belief in the importance of this was reinforced during his years at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, from which he received a graduate degree in Pastoral Ministry in 2011, and from decades of experience working with patients with chronic medical challenges.  You are a unique individual- and that uniqueness means that the characteristics of your condition and your response to treatment will be unique as well. 

We believe that providing care goes beyond providing treatment.  It involves creating an atmosphere that promotes healing.  Both our office and you have certain responsibilities and duties to fulfill if we are to be successful.  This involves a partnership- a relationship of trust.    In this practice, we are honored that you have chosen to received care here. "

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1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

24  Conditions Treated

1  Procedures

  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Nm Affil Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Nm Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Tex Health Science Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Episcopal Theological Seminary Of The Southwest
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sayers has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sayers' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sayers to family and friends
24 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sayers' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

We were referred to Dr. Sayers by another doctor. When I called to make the appointment I was informed it was “office policy” to not accept private pay patients. Why? Our money is good- just because we don’t have access to insurance is not a reason to blatantly disregard the needs of a patient. It...more
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No, after going to Dr. Sayers for 20 years, I won't be recommending him to anyone. I saw him once a year for my meds. His office (presumably at his instruction)insisted on scheduling a follow up appointment for a year away. I tried to not do this, in case my computer failed me. They insisted and...more
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Dr. Sayer is a caring doctor. He listens to your concerns and explains things in a way that you understand. He is not in a hurry to rush you out the door. I feel very confident in his care.
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