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University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Scleroderma Clinic in San Francisco, CA

✔ Treats Adults Only       ✔ Accepts Medicare and Medicaid
Overview
Contact Information
Appointment Phone & Email
Web Site
Scleroderma Experts
Types of Scleroderma Handled: All
Ages: Adults Only
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid Accepted
Affiliations
Review Date

Overview

This clinic is led by Dr. Francesco Boin and focuses on patients with systemic sclerosis or scleroderma, mixed-connective tissue disease, Sjögren's syndrome and inflammatory myositis. This center reports that they diagnose and treat adults with all types of scleroderma, including localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis.

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

This scleroderma center is in San Francisco, California.

University of California, San Francisco
400 Parnassus Ave, Floor 1B
San Francisco, CA 94143-2202

Appointment Phone Number and Email

Appointment Email: [email protected]

Appointment Phone: 1-415-353-2497

Web Page

The UCSF Scleroderma Clinic focuses on patients with systemic sclerosis or scleroderma, mixed-connective tissue disease, Sjögren's syndrome and inflammatory myositis. Patients benefit from the diverse expertise of the Scleroderma Clinic doctors, including a dermatologist and plastic surgeon specializing in autoimmune disease.

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

Francesco Boin, MD (Rheumatology)

Types of Scleroderma Treated: All

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)

Ages Treated: Adults Only

These doctors diagnose and treat only adults, not children.

Insurance: Medicare and/or Medicaid? Both.

This center accepts Medicare and Medicaid, as well as many other types of insurance. Please verify insurance coverage.

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

06/21/2017: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Page information updated. Kari Connelly MD, Andrew Gross MD and Anna Haemel MD removed. JEF

05/07/2016: Overview added. JEF

12/28/2015: Page content verified and physician's names updated.

07/09/2012: Page published.

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