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Frances Lomibao, MD

Frances Lomibao, MD

Meet Dr. Lomibao

As a board-certified fellowship-trained rheumatologist, Dr. Frances Lomibao’s expertise lies in autoimmunity and rare diseases as well as common musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Lomibao believes her patients not only deserve a well-trained and trustworthy physician but also someone who will partner with them in championing their best health. Dr. Lomibao creates treatment plans with an open-minded and compassionate approach, with consideration for the individual’s wellness and lifestyle goals. In particular, Dr. Lomibao finds inspiration from self-starter patients who are motivated to learn what they can do to take ownership of their health status.

Dr. Lomibao founded Lomibao Rheumatology & Wellness Care, PLLC in 2020 to address this unmet need of rheumatologic patients who also desire physician guidance in meeting their personal wellness and lifestyle goals – cultivating a vitality mindset.

Dr. Frances Lomibao

Born and raised into a medical family with an anesthesiologist father and a NICU nurse mother, Dr. Lomibao observed firsthand how her mother struggled with a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis and how a revamped diet and regular exercise routine improved her mother’s arthritis and quality of life. Dr. Lomibao lives by the same principles she expects of her patients, but this became even more apparent with the birth of her first child. The experience of pregnancy and nursing heightened Dr. Lomibao’s vigilance toward choosing non-drug modalities when able, eating whole food, mostly plant-based nutrition, consistent physical activity, avoiding toxins, and managing stress and sleep. To that end, Dr. Lomibao additionally finds personal inspiration and enjoys caring for patients who have similar objectives.

Dr. Lomibao was in private practice in the DFW area for four years prior to founding Lomibao Rheumatology & Wellness Care, PLLC and held an academically affiliated position teaching residents and medical students at Baylor University Medical Center. She has served as a Dallas area Local Chapter Leader for the Association of Women in Rheumatology since 2017 and has led and organized several charitable events in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation.

Dr. Lomibao takes pride in being intuitive, receptive, compassionate, and motivational in supporting each of her patients’ journey to optimal wellness and an active lifestyle. If you or your loved one suffers from a rheumatologic illness or needs to be evaluated for one, come join an amazing community of patients who have gained knowledge, relief, and compassionate care with Dr. Frances Lomibao.

A member of the American College of Rheumatology and the State of Texas Association of Rheumatologists, Dr. Lomibao was an invited speaker at the annual Arthritis Symposium at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas in 2018. She has been awarded Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017, 2018), On-Time Doctor Award (2018), Patients’ Choice Award (2017, 2018) by Vitals.com, the largest online database of patient reviews for doctors and facilities.

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CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Internal Medicine

Board Certified in Rheumatology
American Board of
Internal Medicine, 2016

American Board of Internal Medicine

Board Certified in Internal Medicine
American Board of
Internal Medicine, 2014

TRAINING

Indiana University - School of Medicine

Rheumatology Fellowship
Indiana University
School of Medicine, 2016

Internal Medicine Residency

Internal Medicine Residency
Allegheny General
Hospital, 2014

State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center

Internal Medicine Internship
Long Island College Hospital
SUNY Downstate, 2011

St. George's University - School of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine
St. George’s University
School of Medicine, 2010

St. George's University - School of Medicine

Master of Public Health
St. George’s University
School of Medicine, 2005

Franklin & Marshall College

Bachelor of Arts
Franklin & Marshall
College, 2004

ORGANIZATIONS

Association of Women in Rheumatology

Local Chapter Leader
Association of
Women in Rheumatology

State of Texas Association of Rheumatologists

Member
State of Texas
Association of Rheumatologists

American College of Rheumatology Logo

Member
American College
of Rheumatology

Institute for Functional Medicine

Member
Institute for
Functional Medicine

AWARDS

Vital Compassionate Doctor Award

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017, 2018)

Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

Vital Compassionate Doctor Award

On-Time Doctor Award
(2018)

Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and promptness scores.

Vital Compassionate Doctor Award

Patients' Choice Award
(2017, 2018)

Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

What Our Patients Are Saying

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Most Personable Rheumatologist

Dr. Lomibao has been my Rheumatologist for over 4 years. I have had RA for 25 years, and Dr. Lomibao by far is the best doctor I have seen. She is an excellent and experienced physician who truly listens and cares. She has developed a treatment plan that has given me my life back.

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Phenomenal Physician

I am so thankful to be under the care of Dr Lomibao! I could honestly write an essay about her and how wonderful she is. From my first visit to the present she is always thorough and has a incredible bedside manner. I don't think I've ever waited more than 10-15 minutes in the office either. They are so efficient. I have recommended her to many people and will continue to do so. I love Dr Lomibao!

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Exceptional Physician

I am so thankful to have found Dr Lomibao. She's been my rheumatologist since the very beginning of my autoimmune illness journey and I can't say enough good things about her. She spent so much time at my initial getting to know me and my symptoms and now I've been a patient of hers for over two years and she still spends all the time with me I need to get my questions and concerns addressed. She is so thorough and has the best bedside manner. I have recommended her to many friends. Dr lomibao is a fantastic physician.

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The Best Rheumatologist

I could write a whole story. I won't because you may stop reading. Dr. Lomibao is the best I've came across during my search for a rheumatologist. She isn't like most doctors. She listens to you. She doesn't force meds on you and actually cares about your well being. I'm a lupus and arthritis patients. She has assisted me in getting my condition under control. If you want a caring doctor come see her and I promise you will not be disappointed.

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Great Rheumatologist

I was diagnosed with lupus almost 4 years ago and after searching. I finally found a rheumatologist who listened. She was compassionate and caring. She has never tried to force a treatment or force meds. Dr. Lomibao has the best bedside manner and communicates with all my other doctors so we are all on the same page. She's such a great doctor I pay out of my pocket to see her because she isn't in my insurance network. That should tell you my true thoughts about Dr. Lomibao. If you are looking for a doctor who will listen and help you find a solution. Go see her.

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She helped me knock my arthritis to the curb!

I had some difficulty with my arthritis and I wasn't particularly thrilled with my previous doctor's treatment plan. I decided to see Dr. Lomibao because there had to be another option. I was soooo glad I did!! Dr. Lomibao sat, listened and took notes like crazy. She really listened to my concerns and why I didn't want to be on steroids. When I finished, she put her pen down, looked me in the eyes and told me, "We will find something to help you." She reviewed all my options and provided the pros/cons on everything I could do. She provided me her most recommended options and then I was able to choose the best fit for me. It took a little bit of time, but I am now on a regimen that has my arthritis at the curb! You will not find a more personable, knowledgeable and caring physician around.

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One of the Best to ever do it!!!

I have been seeing Dr. Lomibao for almost 2 years. Follow-up hospital visit. She was new to me on our first visit she sat and asked so many questions in regard to the new diagnosis of my auto-immune disease. At first glance, some told me she looks young and she may not be as knowledgeable as others. I say to them she is freaking awesome and amazing. I never feel rushed or feel like I'm being pushed out quickly. Not that I take a lot of time but, as a patient you want to feel like your Dr. truly cares about what you're going through and find a way to solve the problem. During this recent pandemic, I've been teaching from home. I had to move my daughter home from college and I had to work the very next day. I was exhausted and had an appointment with Dr. Lomibao the very next day. My body was not cooperating and I left a message with her nurse and my Dr. did a virtual appointment to address my issues. Video or by phone was optional. They always return calls and are accommodating. God Bless you guys stay safe!

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I love Dr. Lomibao

Dr. Lomibao was the first Rheumatologist I saw after I started exhibiting symptoms of inflammatory arthritis in 2018. I have been appreciative of her analytical and compassionate nature since my first appointment! Dr. Lomibao doesn't just check boxes off her chart and move on to her next patient. During my appointments, she takes the time to relate to me and allows me space to communicate the various areas of my life that are affected by my illness. This has greatly affected the amount of trust I have for her. I am an over-thinker who loves knowing why and how aspects of my illness are affecting me, and Dr. Lomibao has never dismissed my questions or made me feel like I am wasting her time by asking a question. Dr. Lomibao and her staff have gone above and beyond to make me feel the best I possibly can! I am very grateful for their care.

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Caring and Open Expert Physician

I highly recommend Dr. Frances Lomibao if you are looking for a knowledgeable, kind, and proactive rheumatologist. Dr. Lomibao diagnosed me with RA this year, and has been so compassionate, caring, and informative every step of the way. She takes time to answer my questions in depth, and I always have a lot of them. She is open to my desire to find a way to treat this disease as holistically and naturally as possible, and I truly feel that we are a team united in the fight. Visiting with Dr. Lomibao feels like meeting up with a friend. I’m always nervous before doctor visits but her presence is so comforting, and she’s hilarious! She helps take the edge off of potentially receiving tough news. When we found that I would need to take medication (which wasn’t my plan originally), she spent so much time with me discussing treatments and helping me find what’s best for me. She made me feel comfortable with my treatment plan, and I appreciated her boldness to tell a crunchy hippie like me that while diet and lifestyle changes and supplements would help, it wouldn’t be enough for how my disease is progressing. I have a long history of poor medical care, so being able to partner with Dr. Lomibao is a true blessing.

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Five Stars

I have been under Dr. Lomibao's care for 2 1/2 years. She is an amazing rheumatologist that has a genuine care for her patients. I have had RA for 15 years and seen many doctors but she is by far the very best! If you need a physician who not only cares but gets to the bottom of your condition, look no further. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Frances Lomibao! God bless her!

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