|Types of Scleroderma Handled: Systemic
Ages: Adults Only
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid Accepted
National Jewish Health has several ongoing clinical trials for patients with scleroderma. They diagnose and treat adults with all types of systemic sclerosis (limited or diffuse scleroderma).
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)
National Jewish Health
Division of Rheumatology
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, Colorado 80206
Although there may be other doctors in this clinic or division, this is the only one listed specifically as scleroderma experts by the center, as of our last update.
Mehrnaz Maleki, MD
Tho Q. Truong, MD
Isabelle Amigues, MD
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 a member of the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium (SCTC), which means that they participate in SCTC peer-reviewed international clinical trials for scleroderma.
12/28/2017: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Overview amended. One expert removed, Richard T. Meeham, MD and three experts added, Mehrnaz Maleki, MD, Tho Q. Truong, MD and Isabelle Amigues, MD JEF
06/21/2017: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. No changes. SLE.
05/07/2016: Overview added. JEF
12/28/2015: Page information updated. Dr. Aryeh Fischer is now only at University of Colorado. Dr. Meehan added.
01/06/2012: Page published.
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