|Types of Scleroderma Handled: Systemic
Ages: Adults Only
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid Accepted
This clinic is led by Dr. Aryeh Fischer, whose specific area of clinical and research expertise is within systemic sclerosis and autoimmune associated lung diseases, and autoimmune interstitial lung disease in particular. The clinic diagnoses and treats adults with systemic scleroderma and Dr. Fischer is very involved in clinical trials for scleroderma lung disease.
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)
University of Colorado Scleroderma Clinic
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
Center for Lung and Breathing
1635 Aurora Court,
Mail Stop F747
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Aryeh Fischer, MD. Dr. Fischer is a rheumatologist who has primarily focused his research interests within the areas of connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease. University of Colorado.
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.
Aryeh Fischer, M.D. (Rheumatology and Pulmonology)
These doctors diagnose and treat only adults, not children.
This center accepts Medicare and Medicaid, as well as many other types of insurance. Please verify insurance coverage.
This center is for adults with systemic scleroderma. Dr. Fischer is very involved in clinical trials for scleroderma lung disease.
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.
06/21/2017: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Page information updated. Appointment number updated. JEF
05/07/2016: Overview added. JEF
12/28/2015: Page information updated. National Jewish references removed, as Dr. Fischer is now only at University of Colorado.
01/06/2012: Page published.
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