Astrud Lorraine Leyva, MD, MBA


Houston Methodist Rheumatology Associates

Accepting New Patients

Astrud Lorraine Leyva, MD, MBA

Houston Methodist Rheumatology Associates

About Me

Rheumatic diseases can affect multiple facets of health that can in turn affect a patient’s quality of life. My goal is to work with my patients to provide high-quality, personalized, and compassionate rheumatology care.

Dr. Leyva returned to her hometown, Houston, TX, after spending almost 6 years practicing Rheumatology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She attended Houston Christian University for her undergraduate studies then pursued her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency program and served for an additional year as a chief medical resident and Assistant Professor of Medicine at UTMB. Following this, she underwent her Rheumatology fellowship program at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She worked as a rheumatologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Temple, TX for 3 years prior to moving to Virginia. She also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with University of Texas – Dallas while working full-time.

Dr. Leyva enjoys the diagnostic challenges and complexity presented by rheumatic diseases and values the long-term, collaborative relationships formed with her patients. She also has an interest in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology and has obtained her RhMSUS Certification with the American College of Rheumatology.

Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kitties, and is glad to be close to her immediate family members in the Houston-area again.

Clinical Interests

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • ANCA-associated Vasculitis
  • Behcet’s Disease
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (Pseudogout)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Inflammatory Myopathies
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Spondyloarthritis

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
Provider Select PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


Rheumatology | American Board of Internal Medicine | 2013
Internal Medicine | American Board of Internal Medicine | 2010
UT Southwestern Medical Center | 2013
University of Texas Medical Branch | 2011
University of Texas Medical Branch | 2010
University of Texas Medical Branch | 2007


  • English
  • Tagalog
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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    • Hargrave Building, 13300 Hargrave Road, Ste 205, Houston, TX 77070
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