Dr. Dan Axthelm, MD

Dr. Dan Axthelm, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Dan Axthelm, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Fort Worth, TX. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

6100 Harris Pkwy Ste 380

Fort Worth, TX 76132

Contact Information

(817) 346-5477

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

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more than 95% of peers
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more than 92% of peers
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more than 91% of peers

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis


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  • Joint Drainage

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 Nebraska / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Okla Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Okla Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Okla Health Science Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Axthelm has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Axthelm's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Axthelm to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Axthelm's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Ft Worth, TX |
Dr. Axthelm was very knowledgeable and thorough. The wait was about 40 minutes for the first appointment. He prescribed medication for my arthritis and concluded that I should have had my knees replaced by now. He has recommended the Texas Hip and Knee Center. He only takes checks or cash.
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Cleburne, TX |
He is not up to date with current treatment protocols. He doesn't like patient involvement in the care plan. He doesn't like to answer questions. He told me that the medication he was prescribing for my condition would make me blind and offered no other alternatives. His receptionist is the rudest...more
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in Ft Worth, TX |
I have seen Dr. Axthelm for over 20 years. I wouldn't go anywhere else. He is always kind & gentle & cares for his patients. I see him for fibromyalgia & he has helped me manage it all these years. He doesn't force you to do anything you're not comfortable with. He spends as much time as needed. My...more
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in Dallas, TX |
Front receptionist (Connie, I believe) is very rude & short on the phone. I am trying to set up a self pay appointment for my other & Connie was short, absolutely rude and offered no help. My sister is in the medical profession so I had her call Dr. Axthelm to which Connie answered the phone to...more
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in Ft Worth, TX |
Dr. Axthelm is very caring, gentle in examination of my fibromyalgia and through. He has helped me find the right medications and with information to help control the symptoms. I would recommend him to anyone needing a rheumatologist.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Axthelm accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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