RENUKA BASAVARAJU, M.D.Dr Renuka Basavaraju graduated from her medical school (MBBS) program with top honors and distinction from Osmania Medical College, India. Upon graduation, she had completed a highly competitive MD Internal Medicine program, at the same Osmania Medical College in 1992. She then pursued her medical residency in US from University of Virginia. Dr.Basavaraju was selected to serve as the Chief Resident for the Internal Medicine Program. Following the completion of her residency in 1996, she practiced as an Internist in Virginia, South Carolina and Irving, Texas for more than eight years.
With her interest in pursuing further academics, Dr.Basavaraju went back to school to pursue a combined fellowship in Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at Univ. of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. Upon completion of her fellowship program in 2008, she returned to practice with Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving. In 2016, she has expanded her practice to serve the Frisco community.
In July 2018 Dr.Basavaraju has started her independent practice, Allergy Rheumatology Immunology Associates of North Texas – ARIANT, to continue to serve both the Irving and Frisco communities. She has privileges at Baylor Medical Center at Irving. Dr. Basavaraju is board-certified by American Board of Allergy and Immunology, and American Board of Rheumatology. She is a member of American College of Allergy and Immunology and American College of Rheumatology. She has two children, both of whom are proud “Long Horns”. Her husband, a “Tiger” (Clemson alumni), is in-charge of ARIANT’s operations. She enjoys listening to music and watching movies with her family during her free time.
Dr Renuka Basavaraju is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call (972) 253-4370. Most medical insurance plans are accepted.
As Office Mgr., Vijay Basavaraju co-ordinates ARIANT clinic operations at both Irving and Frisco locations. With years of experience in Engineering, IT ERP, Educational Consulting and now in Healthcare Administration, Vijay brings in needed organizational and operational experience to the position. Vijay has done his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson Univ., SC.
Alicia Valdez has been a CMA for the past ten (10) years. She has been affiliated with Dr Basavaraju’s clinic for the past five (5) years and she is well versed with all aspects of Rheumatology care including training patients with biologics, clearance for biologics from insurance companies, triaging calls from rheumatology and allergy patients. Alicia is well trained on the Allergy side as well and can perform skin tests, patch tests, serum mixing, allergen immunotherapy, pulmonary function tests and exhaled nitric oxide tests. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and visiting new places. She loves spending time in her kitchen and learn new ways to cook her favorite recipes. Alicia speaks English and Spanish languages fluently.
CHELSEA BARGSLEY, LVN
Chelsea Bargsley has been an LVN since 2014. She has been affiliated with Dr Basavaraju’s clinic for the past five (5) years and is well versed with all aspects of Allergy care including skin testing, patch testing, allergen immunotherapy, serum mixing, sublingual immunotherapy, and pulmonary function tests and exhaled nitric oxide tests She is well trained on the rheumatology side as well and triage calls from patients on biologics and immunosuppressives. On the immunology end Chelsea coordinates care with patients with their home IVIG and subcutaneous immunoglobulin care. She has worked in the past with pain management as well. Chelsea is married with two children and during her free time coaches baseball teams with her husband and participates in extracurricular activities of her children. She enjoys reading, doing crafts and spending time with her family.
Melissa Vitela has been working as a receptionist for the past 5 years and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Melissa carries out patient check-ins, answering phones, patient referrals and calls patients to schedule appointments. Melissa has a daughter & enjoys spending time with her family and being out-doors.
Paula Rogers is receptionist/referral coordinator for twelve (12) years and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Paula has been affiliated with Dr. Basavaraju's clinic for the past 4 years and is very knowledgeable of insurances and has good customer service skills. Paula answers phones, helps check in patients, receives new patient referrals and calls patients to schedule appointments. Paula has a son & enjoys doing crafts and spending time with her family.