|Types of Scleroderma: All
Ages: Adults Only
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid Accepted
This regional scleroderma center is led by Dr. Jerry Molitor, who is also Liaison to ISN Medical Advisory Board. They treat adults with any type of scleroderma (not juveniles). It is on the University of Minnesota campus, near St. Paul, and serves the Midwest region.
Many scleroderma centers only accept physical referrals. However, this center often accepts self-referrals, when insurance allows.
Scleroderma often takes many years to diagnose because of insidious onset, vague initial symptoms, and low physician and public awareness. It is typically diagnosed and treated by rheumatologists, but because it is a rare and very complex disease, there are only a few dozen scleroderma specialists in the United States. Expert care can be crucial for proper screening, diagnosis, patient education, clinical trials, and treatment. (Also see: What is Scleroderma?, Diagnosis of Scleroderma and Scleroderma Expert Directory)
Clinics and Surgery Center
University Of Minnesota Physicians
909 Fulton SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Although there may be other doctors in this clinic or division, these are the only ones listed specifically as scleroderma experts by the center as of our last update.
Jerry Molitor, MD, PhD (Rheumatology)
Hyun Kim, MD (Pulmonology)
Mark Pritzker, MD (Cardiology)
This center reports that they diagnose and treat all types of scleroderma, including localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis. (Also see Difficult Diagnosis and Types of Scleroderma)
This scleroderma center reports that they are currently set up to treat adult scleroderma patients only.
This center accepts Medicare and Medicaid, as well as many other types of insurance. Please verify insurance coverage.
Patients experiencing financial difficulties may qualify for additional discounts under their Community Care program.
This scleroderma center is led by Dr. Jerry Molitor, who has over 20 years of experience in this field.
This center is a member of the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium (SCTC), which means that they participate in SCTC peer-reviewed international clinical trials for scleroderma.
03/13/2016: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator, and updated by Jo Frowde, ISN Assistant Webmaster. New clinic address added. Alternative appointment line discontinued. JEF.
11/01/11: Page published. SLE.
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