Dr. Richa Dhawan attended medical school in India and then moved to the United States in 1992, Upon completion of her internal medicine residency at Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, she pursued a rheumatology fellowship at Louisiana State University, Shreveport .

In her career, Dr. Richa has accomplished a lot, including serving as faculty in the Section of Rheumatology, Centre of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology at LSU, Shreveport since 2007. Further to that end, she was an Associate Professor before joining MD Clinics.


Dr. Richa carries an exceptional amount of experience and research surrounding Rheumatology. She has specialized training in Musculoskeletal ultrasounds for diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases, while also routinely performing on-site infusions, labs, and joint injections under ultrasound for improved accuracy and complete care integrity. In addition, she is certified in Clinical Bone Densitometry and has also received Board certification in Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Richa has pursued a diverse set of accreditations and experience because she believes that diet and lifestyle behaviors influence inflammation and when patients make certain changes, it can help modify the disease progression. Her goal is to provide complete comprehensive care for all rheumatic diseases, while promoting superior lifestyle changes to improve health, wellness, and state of mind.