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Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

✔ All types of scleroderma       ✔ Accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurances
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Contact Information
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Scleroderma Experts
Types of Scleroderma Handled: All
Ages: All
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid
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Overview

This center, which is a facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, is led by Dr. Peter A. Merkel, whose clinical speciality is rheumatology. They treat all types of scleroderma and provide comprehensive care, diagnosis, treatment and management for patients with a variety of rheumatic diseases using a multidisciplinary approach.

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)

Contact Information

South Pavilion, 1st floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Appointment Phone Number

215 662 2454

Web Page

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Physicians at Penn Rheumatology provide expert evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for scleroderma. Penn Rheumatology

Scleroderma Experts

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.

Physician, Degree

Peter A. Merkel M.D. M.P.H.
Chris Derk M.D.

Types of Scleroderma Treated: All

This center treats all forms of scleroderma, such as localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis. (Also see Types of Scleroderma)

Ages Treated? All

This center diagnoses and treats all ages

Insurance: Accepts Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurances are taken.

Affiliations

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.

Last Review, Update or News Posting

Featuring: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania This center diagnoses and treats all types of scleroderma including localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis. ISN. Posted 05/16/2016.

04/17/2016: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator.

04/17/2016: Page published. JEF

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