|Types of Scleroderma Handled?
Ages: Not Clarified
Insurance: Most Accepted
This center is led by Dr.Luis R. Espinoza, who is the program director. At the specialty clinics in sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, and scleroderma, patients can receive care from a multi-specialty team of rheumatologists, pulmonologists, and cardiologists. LSU Rheumatology is active in promoting public and medical education to facilitate the early diagnosis and treatment of patients with 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)
Scleroderma and Sarcoidosis Patient Care and Research Center
Department of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology
LSU Health Sciences Center
1542 Tulane Ave, TM-4
New Orleans, LA 70112
Gravier Multispecialty Clinic
2025 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70112
LSU Health Sciences Center, Rheumatology. We are active in promoting public and medical education to facilitate the early diagnosis and treatment of patients with scleroderma. LSU.
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.
Luis R. Espinoza, MD — Section Chief.
This center has not yet reported the types of scleroderma that they treat, such as localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis. (Also see Difficult Diagnosis and Types of Scleroderma)
This center has not yet specified whether or not they treat scleroderma patients of all ages (both children and adults.)
When attempting to make an appointment for a child, be sure to request a pediatric rheumatologist within the scleroderma clinic.
This center accepts most insurances. 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.
06/21/2017: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Page information updated. Affiliated Clinic and phone numbers updated. Expert Bennet DeBiosblance removed. JEF
05/08/2016: Overview added. JEF
03/13/2016: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Page information updated. Affiliated Clinic added. JEF
Scleroderma and Sarcoidosis Patient Care and Research Center at LSU Health Sciences Center. This center is interested in providing early diagnosis and treatment for scleroderma patients. ISN. Posted 01/23/12.
01/18/12: Page published.
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