The Center for Rheumatology

Saratoga Springs, New York

✔ Treats Juveniles and Adults       ✔ All Types of Scleroderma       ✔ Accepts Medicare and Medicaid
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Scleroderma Experts
Types of Scleroderma: All
Ages: Pediatric and Adult
Insurance: Medicare and Medicaid Accepted
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This scleroderma center is on the East Coast, in upstate New York, near Albany, New York. See it on Google Maps.

This regional referral center is led by Dr. Joel Kreme and they diagnose and care for individuals with arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune and musculoskeletal disease. They diagnose and treat 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)

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The Center for Rheumatology
6 Care Lane
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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4 Tower Place
8th floor
Albany, NY 10023

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The Center for Rheumatology, LLP in Albany, New York is a regional referral center for the diagnosis and care of individuals with arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune and musculoskeletal disease and for investigation of new treatments for these disorders.

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

Lee Shapiro, MD

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)

Pediatric or Adult Scleroderma: Both

This center reports that they are able to treat scleroderma patients of all ages, both children and adults.

Insurance: Medicare and/or Medicaid? Both.

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


This center also diagnoses and treats all forms of juvenile scleroderma (such as morphea, linear, and en coup de sabre), which is a rarity in this field.

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

01/02/2018: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Additional clinic added. One expert removed, Joel Kreme, MD. JEF.

06/21/2017: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator. Page information updated. Lee Shapiro, MD added. Neal Greenstein, MD, Dorota Hausner-Sypek, MD, Victoria Michaels, MD and Frank Cavaliere, MD removed. JEF

04/01/2016: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator, and updated by Jo Frowde, ISN Assistant Webmaster. Overview added. Drs. Lee Shapiro and Norman Romanoff removed. JEF

Featuring: Center for Rheumatology in Saratoga Springs, NY

The Center for Rheumatology, Saratoga Springs (upstate New York near Albany). Led by Dr. Lee Shapiro, they treat both juveniles and adults, and accept both Medicare and Medicaid. ISN. Posted 11/07/2011.

11/01/11: Page published.

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