2020 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Eric Becker
Texas Orthopedic Hospital
Corporate Chair

Eric Becker joined Texas Orthopedic Hospital in February 2016 as Chief Executive Officer and has been with HCA Healthcare for 14 years. 

Texas Orthopedic Hospital (TOH) has been serving the greater Houston area since 1995 and is committed to changing and improving the lives of patients by providing exceptional orthopedic care. 

Eric is honored to be serving as the Arthritis Foundation’s Corporate Chair to help raise awareness and funds for the Arthritis Foundation’s mission. TOH is proud to be the 2020 Presenting Sponsor for Walk to Cure Arthritis. 

Join Eric and the TOH team on Saturday, May 16, 2020! 

Dr. Tara Rizvi, MD
Rheumatology & Arthritis Specialists
Medical Honoree

Tara Rizvi, MD, at Houston Rheumatology and Arthritis Specialists, is a board specialized rheumatologist with a passion for patient-centered, evidence-based care. 

Dr. Rizvi has extensive expertise in providing cutting-edge treatment for patients with a wide range of complicated rheumatologic diseases. She has conducted and published research and has developed innovative learning tools for patients. Dr. Rizvi’s approach to her patients is driven by her passion for patient centered care. 

Dr. Rizvi has been actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation for a number of years, serving as expert speaker and a Partner 4 Patients. 

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Dr. Anay R. Patel , MD
Texas Orthopedic Hospital
Medical Honoree

Dr. Anay R. Patel, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement. He provides expert care to his patients by using the latest advanced treatments and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Patel has been involved with the Arthritis Foundation in many ways such as presenting at education programs and promoting our resources to patients.

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Dean Myers
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree

Dean Myers, one half of the  “Dean and Rog” Morning show has been waking up Houstonians for the last 23 years. Dean’s journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis began in 2016 at the age of 54. The aches and pains came on slowly and like most stubborn men, he tried to ignore it. Eventually, the pain became more severe and he wised up and sought treatment. He made an appointment with rheumatologist, Dr. Chimata, in Katy, TX. After a few months and the right combination of medications, Dean’s RA is currently in remission.

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