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Ranking Of Scleroderma Centers

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#1 Clementine


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Posted 28 January 2008 - 03:15 PM

This is an odd question, but does anyone know if there's a ranking out there of the best scleroderma centers? I am completely pleased with my doctors here, but I am going to get a second opinion, maybe 3rd.

I doubt there is such a ranking for sclero centers, opposed to hospitals, so maybe you all could give me your thoughts on where you think the best centers are located.

I am in search of a place to get a second opinion. Distance isn't a factor at this point.


#2 LisaBulman


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Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:27 AM

Hi Tangie,
Here is a list of all of the centers in the United States: Scleroderma Specialists

I see Dr. Simms at Boston University School Of Medicine. Hope this helps!
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#3 MicheleM


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 10:56 AM

Hey Tangie! The last rheumatologist I saw ranked them as: 1. Univ. of Pittsburgh, 2. Mayo Clinic (Minneapolis) and 3. Univ. of Michigan. He said the rheumatologist dept. of Mayo in Jacksonville, FL is nowhere close to the one in MN. I'm going to a new dr. who is trying to open a new clinic here in Atlanta - Crawford Long Hospital (Emory University System) in April and we'll see what turns up & I'll let you know! Good luck out there!
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 12:34 PM


Thomas Jefferson hospital Dr. Jimenez, he is ranked one of the best scleroderma dr's...

PS-also northwestern university in chicago dr. ann traynor..

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I did my research on this when I was diagnoised last year.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:23 AM

Hi Tang,

I go to U of Michigan. They explain everything and doesn't rush you out of the office like some dr's. Good Luck in your search!
Happy people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have!

Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:28 PM


I honestly don't think the Mayo in MN is a top sclero center, but that is just my opinion.

Denelle, now in Chicago because I'm getting a stem cell transplant!!!!!

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:42 PM

Hey Kelly A,
Dr. Traynor went to Maine and is no longer there.
Chicago is still a very good center. I saw Dr. Barr.


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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:10 PM

I've heard U of Michigan is one of the best. I don't know for a fact, but my rheumatologist moved over there to be on staff and he was one of the best here in Seattle. :( I miss him, he was very good. His name is Dr. Molitor, just in case anyway wants to know...hope it's o.k. to tell you his name. He should be on staff there by now.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 02:51 PM

I love my doctor Lee Shapiro in albany, NY. He has written many of the articles on this site and is a major contributor on Voices of Scleroderma. He's immensely helpful and is fighting the insurance company for me, tooth and nail.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 03:47 PM

Good luck in Chicago! It's great to know that you are there and you sound so very exciting as well you should be. Keep us up on how you're doing.

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